Dutsch school around 1700 attributed to Jan Josef Horemans the Elder (Antwerp 1682,1759) Family scene and his suite in a park.
Canvas 62 cm by 50 cm
Old frame of 78 cm 68 cm
Our painting is a very beautiful and elegant genre scene where we see a noble family taking the cool in the park of a castle, accompanied by its retinue. This composition has been used several times by the artist with an architectural part decorated with curtains and sculptures sometimes in low relief like here, a group of people and a garden on the right to give depth (1993, sale Neret Minet the return from hunting awarded € 23,000)
Jan Josef Horemans the Elder (Antwerp 1682,1759)
A pupil of the sculptor Michiel van der Voort, then of Jan van pel, he became Master of the Guild of Saint Luke in 1706. He extended the Téniers style to the 18th century, his genre scenes with their sometimes anecdotal and amusing tone were very popular during his lifetime and inspired other painters such as Jb Lambrechts, his son Horemans the younger ...