Boudewijns

Frans Adriaensz BOUDEWIJNS- 1690 - 1766
Italianate Landscape
Flemish School

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Red chalk and red wash

23.3 X 35.7 cm

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Fleur de Lys

2200,-

 


Frans Adriaensz Boudewijns, born in Brussels in 1673, is sometimes referred to as Francois Bauduin. He was the nephew and pupil of Adriaen Boudewijns I. Frans Adriaensz Boudewijns became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke in 1720 and was active, like his uncle, in the manufacturing of cartoons for the production of Tapestries in Brussels. He died in his native city in 1766.

The drawing style of the uncle and nephew are difficult to distinguish from each other, as they both produced these typical extensive hilly landscapes, with a slight indication of figures, mainly executed in red chalk. These were designs for the tapestry production in which both were very active. Similar drawings, dated to the 1740's, are the "Extensive Landscape" in the Wittert collection in Liege (inv.no.2256), the "Landscape" in the Kunsthalle in Hamburg (inv.no.216) and the "Landscape" in the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin (inv.no.2045). The present drawing is the largest in dimension and already foreshadows the Romantic period.


 

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