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Attributed to Jan Wijnants | A DOG IN A LANDSCAPE

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Attributed to Jan Wijnants | A DOG IN A LANDSCAPE

Attributed to Jan Wijnants | A DOG IN A LANDSCAPE

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Attributed to Jan Wijnants

1625 - 1684

DUTCH

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

The oil is on panel and comprised of a single board with all four edges beveled. Painting is in overall good condition with some of its impasto kept intact, as with the grass. Some minor frame abrasions like on the left side are barely visible and not too distracting. Inspection under UV reveals very little and finely applied and scattered retouching to the clouds in background. Two small spots of retouching are visible at upper right quadrant on the sky and lower right quadrant on the ground left of grass. There is almost no retouching to the dog, aside from a pin dot that fluoresces right above his right knee. The painting presents well and can hang in its present state. Offered in a dark wood frame.


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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.