The Centraal holds some 50,000 works, from Roman artefacts dating from the city's foundation around 50 AD and ecclesiastical silver reflecting Utrecht's defiant Catholicism to a rare portrait by the landscapist Jan Weenix
of Rene Descartes and mannerist paintings by Joachim Wtewael (Fig.
Farwell interpreted the painting "Shepherd Boy with Sheep and Goats,'' (17th century, Dutch) by Jan Baptist Weenix
Linwood can hold her own alongside Cuyp, Weenix
, Van Alst or even Elmer!
Quand on aurait cite les deux Wronese, le Panini, le Saint Franfois Xavier de Poussin, la Descente de croix de Jouvenet, le Saint Antoine an desert du Titien, le portrait de Bossuet et quelques Poussin de petit format, tout cela suffit-il pour faire pardonner la suite de petites toiles placees a hauteur d'appui, faux Canaletti, mauvais Weenix
, mauvais Perugin, mauvais Coypel, mauvais Franck, mauvais Peter Neeff, mauvais Allori, pitoyable Guerin; Backhuysen, Van de Velde, Vlieger, Fytt sans valeur aucune?
A magnificent, growling boar-hound, by Weenix
, leaps out of its frame (at Kilgore).
In place of the aristocratic, seemingly untouched game birds favored by such painters as Jan Baptist Weenix
and Jacques-Charles Oudry seen elsewhere in the exhibition, a scrawny dead rooster hangs by one foot and appears to dangle in front of the picture plane, its intact tail feathers a brilliant white plume against a green door.
Bamboccianti, in fact, play little part in the exhibition and the few present, by Dujardin, Jan Baptis t Weenix
and Johannes Lingelbach may be cursorily passed by.
Likewise the startling disjunctions in Jan Weenix
's Landscape with Shepherd Boy, 1664, the compositional imbalance of Sebastien Bourdon's A Braw l in a Guardroom, ca.
Here, Jan Baptist Weenix
's Italianate landscape is typical of those the artist painted following his return to Amsterdam after time spent in Italy in the 1640s.
Unfortunately for joke-lovers, Poelenburgh was succeeded as a teller of classical myths by severer and more able figure-painters such as Adriaen van der Werff, an artist of importance in his own time, and court-painter to the German princeling, Johann Wilhelm van der Pfalz, who also patronised Weenix
1653-54) shows an unmistakable debt, especially in its broad and fluent handling, to Knupfer's associate Jan Baptist Weenix
(1621- before 1663), a Utrecht master with marked Italianate tendencies.
Many people find distasteful the few early still-life paintings in which Chardin, following the example of such sporting artists as Jan Weenix
and Jean-Baptiste Oudry, depicted the spoils of the chase: sad dead creatures bleeding into their fur or their plumage.