Dutch school of the seventeenth century, attributed to Johannes Glauber
(1646 Utrecht- ca.1726, Schoonhoven)
classical landscape with a river and animated characters
Oil on canvas 74 cm by 59 cm
Lovely old carved and gilded wood decorated with laurel packets 91 cm by 72 cm
Johannes Glauber became a painter against the will of his father (the chemist Johann Rudolph Glauber (1604-1670).
He entered the studio of Nicolaes Berchem and learned the craft by copying Italianate landscapes as demand from amateurs is increasingly growing.
After the death of his father, he traveled to Paris with his brother Johannes Gottlieb Glauber and the brothers Van Doren.
He works for Mr. Picart, art dealer on the Pont Neuf and painter of flowers native to the Netherlands.
Then he went to Lyon, where he stayed for two years with the painter Adriaen van der Kabel. He then moved to Italy with his brother and two other French painters.
After 6 months in Rome, he joined the Bentvueghels with the nickname of Corydon, but he knew the name had already been given to Van der Cabel, it changes. He befriends Karel Dujardin
After two years in Rome, he moved to Padua with his brother and the Flemish painter Robbert Duval, where they stayed for a year. Then Venice, where they stay two years.
Eventually he left Italy in 1679 to the north of Hamburg, where he lived until 1684, except for a short stay in Copenhagen, where Johannes went to work for Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, Count of Laurvig on Charlottenborg Palace of decorations.
After 1684 Johannes leaves his brother to return to Amsterdam, where Gérard de Lairesse done murals for various large houses ...
He will be the master painter Willem Troost.