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 Weenix, Jan (Dutch painter, 1642-1719) , A Ruined Colonnade and Figures by a Harbour

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Title A Ruined Colonnade and Figures by a Harbour
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Weenix, Jan (Dutch painter, 1642-1719)
Previously attributed to Weenix, Jan Baptist (Dutch painter and printmaker, born 1621, died 1660 or 1661)
Date Earliest probably about 1660
Date Latest probably about 1665
Description Classical ruins with a circular Corinthian colonnade is being visited by a group of figures wearing turbans. Moored on the shore at the right is a covered barge. A cock and hen frolic in the left foreground.
Current Accession Number 8
Former Accession Number 11 (1855); 522 (1893)
Subject landscape; buildings and gardens; figure; animal (cock; hen)
Measurements 54.9 x 40.9 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 4, no. 11; Waagen, G., Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, London, 1857, p. 458; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 146, no. 522; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 149, no. 8, II, p. 86, as ascribed to Jan Baptist Weenix; Schloss, C., 'The Early Italianate Genre Paintings by Jan Weenix (ca. 1642-1719)', Oud Holland, 1983, pp. 83-84, fig. 17, as by Jan Weenix, c. 1665, or before.
Notes J. G. van Gelder 1965 (file note): as an early work by Jan Weenix of the early 1660s, under the influence of J. B. Weenix.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley



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