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Jan Baptist Weenix

Weenix, Jan Baptist (yän bäptĭstˈ vāˈnĭks) [key], 1621–63, Dutch painter and engraver. About 1649 he settled in Utrecht, becoming in the same year the master of the painters' guild there. Weenix excelled in painting pastoral scenes, with ruins and shepherds or shepherdesses and their flocks. He also painted seaports, portraits, and genre scenes. Examples of his work are in many European galleries. The Metropolitan Museum has his Italian Seaport. His son and pupil, Jan Weenix, c.1640–1719, began as a painter of seaports in the manner of his father, but later became known for his fine animal paintings, hunting scenes, and studies of dead game; many are now in European museums. The Metropolitan Museum has a study of fruit.

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