18th century, Flemish Painting with Banquet and Dance scene by Jan Baptist Lambrechts
Oil on canvas, Measurements: only the canvas cm H 34 x W 30; frames cm H 49,5 x W 45 x D 8
These valuable paintings, made in oil on canvas, are attributable to the Flemish painter Jan Baptist Lambrechts (baptized February 28, 1680 - after 1731) and depict a banquet scene with gentlemen and a dance scene during a party.
The paintings are presented in two elegant 19th century frames in finely carved and gilded wood.
The typology of subjects and the pictorial manner in which the author expresses himself are comparable to the works of the painter Jan Baptist Lambrechts. The Flemish artist worked in Antwerp between 1700 and 1731 and specialized in genre scenes and portraits in the best Dutch tradition.
He was born in Antwerp and was baptized there in 1680. In 1703 he went to Lille to sell some of his paintings at the annual fair. From this moment he began to travel and returned to Antwerp in 1709 where he became a teacher at the Guild of Saint Luke. His works are characterized by scenes of taverns and cheerful company scenes. His favourite motifs include cooks, waiters, vegetable sellers, dancing peasants and drinkers, as well as wedding scenes and noblemen.
He is much appreciated for his fine brushstrokes and detailed compositions, expert in the rendering of fine fabrics.
Examples of his artistic production can be found at the Uffizi in Florence and at the Hermitage, as well as on the international art market.
Our canvases are easily comparable with others of his production, in which you can notice the same disposition of the characters and the description of the scenography.
The works are very pleasant and decorative, which reveals the joy that distinguishes this artistic genre. They are suitable for exposure in any environment, in salons or studios, rooms and entrances. Suitable to be combined with antique furniture, they are even more appropriate in modern contexts in which they will bring a pleasant recall to the tastes and fashions of the eighteenth century in Flanders.
There are currently ongoing artistic historical studies useful to the drafting of expertise.