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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 73

    Jacob Wijnants (active Middelburg 1601-1637)

    A quack doctor in a village landscape with numerous figures

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jacob Wijnants (active Middelburg 1601-1637)
    A quack doctor in a village landscape with numerous figures
    signed 'I. Winants' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    102 x 145 cm.


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    Very little is known about this artist except that he was the Dean of the Middelburg painters guild of Saint Luke in the years 1635 and 1637.

    The landscape in the present work does seem to recall the paintings of Wijnants' Middelburg contemporary Mattheus Molanus (d. 1645) whereas the large scale figures and composition are more reminiscent of the Haarlem painter Jan Miense Molenaer and Joost Cornelisz. Droochsloot from Utrecht.

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    Provenance

    The Property of a Lady; Sotheby's, London, 28 April 2007, lot 6, where purchased by the present owner.