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Title Figures in a Courtyard
Collection Fairfax House, York
Artist Attributed to Wyck, Thomas (Dutch painter and printmaker, 1616-1677)
Date Earliest about 1640
Date Latest about 1677
Description Like many Dutch painters of his generation, Wijck went to study in Italy and stayed in Naples. He returned to live in Haarlem where he led the Guild in 1660. Shortly afterwards he went to London and worked as an artist there. He was a talented artist who could turn his hand to many genres of painting, as the testimonials of contemporaries illustrate. Arnold Houbraken, the seventeenth-century Dutch biographer, was a great admirer, and praised Wijck highly, which was unusual for an artist of which so little was known: even Houbraken could not obtain his dates of birth and death. Even now there is very little known about the artist. The Fairfax House painting attributed to Thomas Wijck shows a courtyard of an Italian, or Italianate, house, with a typically domestic scene within it.
Current Accession Number NT1984/004
Former Accession Number P8
Subject everyday life
Measurements 43.0 x 36 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Noel Terry 1984.
Provenance Purchased by Noel Terry from the art dealer Sheridan in 1930.
Publications Brown, Peter, The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture and Clocks , York, 1987, p. 140, fig. 158.
Rights Owner Fairfax House, York
Author Dr Ruth Stewart



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