Jan van Huijsum

also spelled Huijsum, (April 15, 1682, Amsterdam - February 8, 1749, Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter. He was the brother of Jacob van Huysum, the son of the flower painter Justus van Huysum, and the grandson of Jan van Huysum I, who is said to have been expeditious in decorating doorways, screens and vases. A picture by Justus is preserved in the gallery of Brunswick, representing "Orpheus and the Beasts in a wooded landscape", and here we have some explanation of his son's fondness for landscapes of a conventional and Arcadian kind; for Jan van Huysum, though skilled as a painter of still life, believed himself to possess the genius of a landscape painter. Half his pictures in public galleries are landscapes, views of imaginary lakes and harbours with impossible ruins and classic edifices, and woods of tall and motionless trees-the whole very glossy and smooth, and entirely lifeless. The earliest dated work of this kind is that of 1717, in the Louvre, a grove with maidens culling flowers near a tomb, ruins of a portico, and a distant palace on the shores of a lake bounded by mountains. Some of the finest of van Huysum's fruit and flower pieces have been in English private collections: those of 1723 in the earl of Ellesmere's gallery, others of 1730-1732 in the collections of Hope and Ashburton. One of the best examples is now in the National Gallery, London (1736-1737). No public museum has finer and more numerous specimens than the Louvre, which boasts of four landscapes and six panels with still life; then come Berlin and Amsterdam with four fruit and flower pieces; then St Petersburg, Munich, Hanover, Dresden, the Hague, Brunswick, Vienna, Carlsruhe, Boston and Copenhagen.

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Jan van Huijsum Blumen und Fruchte oil painting


Blumen und Fruchte
Painting ID::  74949
Artist: Jan van Huijsum
Painting: Blumen und Fruchte
Introduction: 1st half of 18th century Oil on panel 81 X 61 cm cjr
   
   
     

Jan van Huijsum Blumen und Fruchte oil painting


Blumen und Fruchte
Painting ID::  75796
Artist: Jan van Huijsum
Painting: Blumen und Fruchte
Introduction: Date 1st half of 18th century Medium Oil on panel cyf
   
   
     

Jan van Huijsum of grapes and a peach on a table top oil painting


of grapes and a peach on a table top
Painting ID::  76053
Artist: Jan van Huijsum
Painting: of grapes and a peach on a table top
Introduction: Date 17th century? Medium oil? Dimensions ? ?? cm cyf
   
   
     

Jan van Huijsum Blumen und Fruchte oil painting


Blumen und Fruchte
Painting ID::  76488
Artist: Jan van Huijsum
Painting: Blumen und Fruchte
Introduction: Date 1st half of 18th century Medium Oil on panel Dimensions Deutsch: 81 ?? 61 cm cyf
   
   
     

Jan van Huijsum Vase of Flowers in a Niche oil painting


Vase of Flowers in a Niche
Painting ID::  89128
Artist: Jan van Huijsum
Painting: Vase of Flowers in a Niche
Introduction: between 1720(1720) and 1740(1740) Medium oil on wood cyf
   
   
     

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     also spelled Huijsum, (April 15, 1682, Amsterdam - February 8, 1749, Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter. He was the brother of Jacob van Huysum, the son of the flower painter Justus van Huysum, and the grandson of Jan van Huysum I, who is said to have been expeditious in decorating doorways, screens and vases. A picture by Justus is preserved in the gallery of Brunswick, representing "Orpheus and the Beasts in a wooded landscape", and here we have some explanation of his son's fondness for landscapes of a conventional and Arcadian kind; for Jan van Huysum, though skilled as a painter of still life, believed himself to possess the genius of a landscape painter. Half his pictures in public galleries are landscapes, views of imaginary lakes and harbours with impossible ruins and classic edifices, and woods of tall and motionless trees-the whole very glossy and smooth, and entirely lifeless. The earliest dated work of this kind is that of 1717, in the Louvre, a grove with maidens culling flowers near a tomb, ruins of a portico, and a distant palace on the shores of a lake bounded by mountains. Some of the finest of van Huysum's fruit and flower pieces have been in English private collections: those of 1723 in the earl of Ellesmere's gallery, others of 1730-1732 in the collections of Hope and Ashburton. One of the best examples is now in the National Gallery, London (1736-1737). No public museum has finer and more numerous specimens than the Louvre, which boasts of four landscapes and six panels with still life; then come Berlin and Amsterdam with four fruit and flower pieces; then St Petersburg, Munich, Hanover, Dresden, the Hague, Brunswick, Vienna, Carlsruhe, Boston and Copenhagen.