February 2, 06:45 PM GMT
30,000 - 50,000 USD
Attributed to Jan Wijnants
1625 - 1684
A DOG IN A LANDSCAPE
signed with monogram JW (lower right)
oil on panel
14 3/8 by 12 7/8 in.
36.5 by 32.7 cm
Mrs. Mary Hodge, London
Sale: Dorotheum, Vienna, September 15, 1980, lot 494 (as by Jan Wijnants)
With Richard Green, London (by 1980)
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 1983, lot 76 (as by Jan Wouwerman)
L'Antiquaire & The Connoisseur, Inc., New York (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired from the above
The monogram in this painting is consistent with the signature Jan Wijnants has used in other works, specifically the distinct curvature of the letter J (1). Although other dog portraits by Wijnants are not known today, and this work is not considered autograph by Klaus Eisele, it is likely that this one-of-a-kind painting was a commission. We are grateful to Fred Meijer and Frits Duparc for suggesting an attribution to Jan Wijnants after firsthand inspection.
1. See K. Eisele, Jan Wijnants (1631/32 – 1684): Ein Niederländischer Maler der Ideallandschaft im Goldenen Jahrhundert, vol. I, Stuttgart 2002, p. 261.