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Trompe L'ceil pair , Circle of Jacob de Wit, 18th century classical putti scene

circa 1750

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A highly decorative pair of charming vignettes skilfully painted en grisaille that would look superb either hung as a pair or gracing either side of a mantlepiece Follower ofJacob de Wit, mid 18th Century or earlier Cherubs cavorting in a landscape; Cupid and other putti in a landscape Oil on panel, en grisaille Elongated octagons 7 x 16¼ inches 8 x 17 including the frame Painted by a follower of Jacob de Wit (1995-1754) who was the outstanding Dutch decorative painter of the 18th century, active mainly in Amsterdam. He had his principal training in Antwerp and learned much from Rubens's ceiling paintings in the Jesuit church there (his drawings became valuable records after the paintings were destroyed by fire in 1718). De Wit's style, however, was much lighter than Rubens's, with a Rococo delicacy and charm. He was a Catholic and was the first Dutch artist since the 16th century to carry out a good deal of decorative work for Catholic churches, but he was at his best in domestic ceiling decorations (Bacchus and Ceres in the Clouds, 1751, Huis Boschbeek, Heemstede). His name has entered the Dutch language to describe a kind of trompe-l'œil imitation of marble reliefs for which he was renowned: such pictures, usually set over a chimney piece or door, are called witjes (Dutch, wit: ‘white’). De Wit was also an etcher and a noted collector of Old Master drawings

Details

  • Creation Year
    circa 1750
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Width: 16.25 in. (41.28 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Circle Of
    Jacob De Wit (1695 - 1754, Dutch)
  • Period
  • Condition
    Minor surface marks and craquelure. Frames with minor chips and losses.
  • Gallery Location
    Harkstead, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU148128718622

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