Mar 29, 2007

Hunters Near Ruins

Hunters Near Ruins


Jan Baptist Weenix

(Dutch, 1621–1660)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 123.5 x 154 x 11.5 cm (48 5/8 x 60 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.); Unframed: 98.8 x 129.2 cm (38 7/8 x 50 7/8 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.294



Weenix lived in Rome for five years and painted Italianate landscapes, rather than local, Dutch subjects. The bright light, classical architecture, and exotic-looking garb of the figures all speak to this interest in foreign landscape.

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