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1700 Deer Hunting Scene, Dutch master JF van Bloemen, Museum Quality
Superb end 17th- early 18th Century Dutch Master painting. Directly from a high quality Paris' estate collection. " Fresh to the Market" Oil on canvas, relined. Superb colours and composition, incredible detail. Museum quality. Highly attributed to Jan Frans Van Bloemen ( 1662-1749) Great deer hunting scene with hunters on horseback, hunting dogs,... A painting with many detail, you Always find a new detail in this painting. A great painting for hunting scene collectors, quite rare to the market. "Jan Frans van Bloemen (baptized 12 May 1662 - buried 13 June 1749) was a Flemish landscape painter of the Baroque period. Born in Antwerp, van Bloemen was a younger brother of Pieter van Bloemen, who had left for Rome in 1674, where Jan Frans joined him in 1689. In 1690 a third painting brother, Norbert van Bloemen (1670-1746), joined them as well. Whereas Pieter returned to Antwerp in 1694 and Norbert left for Amsterdam before 1724, Jan Frans remained in Rome for the rest of his life. The Dutch-born painter Caspar van Wittel, who lived in Rome since 1675, became the godfather of his first child. Van Bloemen was nicknamed Orizonte or Horizonti, on account of the distance he painted in his landscapes. His landscapes have an Arcadian lushness, with mountains, streams, distant hamlets, and small inhabitants painted with imprecise pittori di tocco flourishes. Orizonte predominantly painted classical landscapes throughout his career, taking his inspiration from the Roman campagna. His landscapes, with their recession through a series of planes, soft, warm lightning and classical and religious subject matter, draw on the examples of artists such as Claude Lorrain and Gaspard Dughet. His painting are exquisitely imbued with that "difficult-to-define pastoral ambience" which helped to make him such a great painter in the eyes of his contemporaries. While van Bloemen was a much locally patronized painter of the Roman Schildersbent, or Bentvueghels, the Netherlandish painters guild, he was unable to gain acceptance into the pre-eminent Roman painter's guild, the Accademia di San Luca, till he was over 70 years old. Some of this resistance may have arisen from the Roman establishment disdain for landscape painting as a demonstration of skill. Among his pupils were Francesco Oclefe, Gabriele Ricciardelli, and Nicolò Bonito. He died in Rome in 1749". ( source:wikipedia) No visible monogram or signature, can well be hidden in the painting. Old copper plaque with "Jan Frans Van Bloemen" on the frame.
State: very good, relined, no visible inpaintings. The early 19thC frame has some "chipping" damage. ( part of the charm of the frame) ( please see pic)
Dimensions: frame : 26" x 34" ( 66 x 86 cm), painting: 19.7" x 27.2" ( 50 x 69 cm)
Paintings by van Bloemen can be found in museums all over the world, the paintings sell for many10' of thousands of US$. He is listed in all major art references, as Benezit, Davenport,...
Sold with coa description and estimation value of 20,000 US$.
Shipping to the US with dhl internat express ( to your door and with internet tracking) included in the selling price.
A great investment at a quite low price, will be sold to the first serious offer. No research done. Has to leave quickly, will be sold quite fast for an antique hunting scene painting at this price. Low asking price for fast sale.
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