Jan Baptist Weenix

painter, draftsman, print artist
was able tp paint with his fingers (Houbraken 1719, p. 81)
North Netherlandish
Amsterdam 1621
Houbraken 1719
De Haar (Vleuten-De Meern) 1659-04
public inventory and bankrupcy auction at Ter Mey Castle in De Haar on April 25, 1659 (Van Wagenberg-ter Hoeven 2018)
Family relationships
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son of Jan Jansz. Weynes, a (house)painter from Enkhuizen (according to Houbraken 1719, his name was Jan Weeninx and he was an architect). Father of Jan Weenix and Gillis Weenix, son-in-law of Gilles de Hondecoeter, whose daughter Josina (1619-1662) he married in 1639. His sister Liesbeth Jansdr. Weenix, married Barent Micker on 25 February 1640 (Jager 2016, p. 324, 326, notes 13-15); nephew of Nicolaes Berchem I (Hoogewerff 1952, p. 19)
See also
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Nicolaus Knüpfer painted the staffage in landscapes of Jan Baptist Weenix. In Rome he was employed first by Prince Camillo Pamphilj and then by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Pamphilj, who became Pope Innocent X in 1644 (Van Wagenberg-van der Hoeven 2018).
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Active in
  • Amsterdam 1639 - 1642
    married Josijntje de Hondecoeter in 1639
  • Rotterdam
  • Rouen 1643-03
    went by ship from Rotterdam to Rouen, where he left materials in storage with Louis Bruny (Van Wagenberg-van der Hoeven 2018, p. 16-17); travelled with Nicolaes Berchem I (Hoogewerff 1952)
  • Livorno 1643
    Weenix probably travelled to the South of France and than arrived by boat in Livorno (Van Wagenberg-van der Hoeven 2018, p. 17).
  • Rome 1643 - 1647
    Weenix left Rome between 28 July 1646 and June 1647 (Van Wagenberg-ter Hoeven 2018, p. 21).
  • Tivoli
    made a drawing in Tivoli (Van Wagenberg-ter Hoeven 2018, p. 18)
  • Rome
  • Amsterdam 1647-06 - 1647
  • Utrecht (stad) 1649 - 1656
    moved to Utrecht between 1647 and 1649; he lived in the Zuilenstraat with his family (Van Wagenberg-ter Hoeven 2018, p. 22)
  • Harderwijk
  • Breukelen (Stichtse Vecht)
    Weenix studied the Dutch countryside (Van Wagenberg-ter Hoeven 2018, p. 22-23)
  • De Haar (Vleuten-De Meern) 1656 - 1659
    lived at Ter Mey Castle in De Haar, near Utrecht. The castle was a ruin in 1772 and does not exist anymore.
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
animal painting (genre), italianate, portrait, still life, landscape (as genre), game piece (still life), architecture (genre), interiors, trompe-l'oeil (still life)
oil paint
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Creation date: 1992-02-07; Last modified date: 2021-06-22


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