Portrait of Jan van Huysum

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1682-1749

Dutch Baroque Painter

Jan van Huysum (April 15, 1682 - February 8, 1749), Dutch painter, was born at Amsterdam.
He was the son of Justus van Huysum, who is said to have been expeditious in decorating doorways, screens and vases. A picture by Justus is preserved in the gallery of Brunswick, representing "Orpheus and the Beasts in a wooded landscape," and here we have some explanation of his son's fondness for landscapes of a conventional and Arcadian kind; for Jan van Huysum, though skilled as a painter of still life, believed himself to possess the genius of a landscape painter.
Half his pictures in public galleries are landscapes, views of imaginary lakes and harbours with impossible ruins and classic edifices, and woods of tall and motionless trees-the whole very glossy and smooth, and entirely lifeless. The earliest dated work of this kind is that of 1717, in the Louvre, a grove with maidens culling flowers near a tomb, ruins of a portico, and a distant palace on the shores of a lake bounded by mountains.
It is doubtful whether any artist ever surpassed van Huysum in representing fruit and flowers. It has been said that his fruit has no savour and his flowers have no perfume in other words, that they are hard and artificial--but this is scarcely true. In substance fruit and flower are delicate and finished imitations of nature in its more subtle varieties of matter. The fruit has an incomparable blush of down, the flowers have a perfect delicacy of tissue.
Van Huysum, too, shows supreme art in relieving flowers of various colours against each other, and often against a light and transparent background. He is always bright, sometimes even gaudy. Great taste and much grace and elegance are apparent in the arrangement of bouquets and fruit in vases adorned with has reliefs or in baskets on marble tables. There is exquisite and faultless finish everywhere. But what van Huysum has not is the breadth, the bold effectiveness, and the depth of thought of de Heem, from whom he descends through Abraham Mignon.
Some of the finest of van Huysum's fruit and flower pieces have been in English private collections: those of 1723 in the earl of Ellesmere's gallery, others of 1730-1732 in the collections of Hope and Ashburton. One of the best examples is now in the National Gallery, London (1736-1737). No public museum has finer and more numerous specimens than the Louvre, which boasts of four landscapes and six panels with still life; then come Berlin and Amsterdam with four fruit and flower pieces; then St Petersburg, Munich, Hanover, Dresden, the Hague, Brunswick, Vienna, Carlsruhe and Copenhagen.

46 Jan van Huysum Paintings

Fruit and Flowers, c.1720 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Fruit and Flowers c.1720

Oil Painting
$2354
Canvas Print
$56.56
SKU: HUY-2722
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 80 x 59.5 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Still Life with Flowers, 1723 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Flowers 1723

Oil Painting
$3303
Canvas Print
$57.53
SKU: HUY-2723
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 81 x 61 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bouquet of Flowers Against a Park Landscape, undated by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Bouquet of Flowers Against a Park Landscape undated

Oil Painting
$5571
Canvas Print
$57.67
SKU: HUY-2724
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 80 x 60 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Fruit Piece, 1722 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Fruit Piece 1722

Oil Painting
$4171
Canvas Print
$58.09
SKU: HUY-3903
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 79.4 x 61 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Vase of Flowers, 1722 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Vase of Flowers 1722

Oil Painting
$5245
Canvas Print
$57.24
SKU: HUY-3904
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 79.5 x 61 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Still Life of Flowers and a Bird's Nest on a Pedestal, undated by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Still Life of Flowers and a Bird's Nest on a Pedestal undated

Oil Painting
$3353
Canvas Print
$50.43
SKU: HUY-4844
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 80.5 x 61 cm
Private Collection

Flowers in a Vase, 1726 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Flowers in a Vase 1726

Oil Painting
$3264
Canvas Print
$57.53
SKU: HUY-4845
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 80 x 60 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn, 1724 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn 1724

Oil Painting
$3198
Canvas Print
$56.41
SKU: HUY-4846
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 80 x 59.6 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

The Rape of Proserpine, undated by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

The Rape of Proserpine undated

Oil Painting
$3014
Canvas Print
$59.33
SKU: HUY-4847
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 80.7 x 62.8 cm
Private Collection

Flowers and Fruit, c.1715/30 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Flowers and Fruit c.1715/30

Oil Painting
$1494
Canvas Print
$50.43
SKU: HUY-4848
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 40 x 32.5 cm
Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France

A Basket with Flowers, 1744 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

A Basket with Flowers 1744

Oil Painting
$1321
Canvas Print
$50.43
SKU: HUY-4849
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 26 x 17 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

A Basket of Fruit, 1744 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

A Basket of Fruit 1744

Oil Painting
$1848
Canvas Print
$61.14
SKU: HUY-4850
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 55 x 44 cm
Private Collection

Bouquet of Flowers, undated by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Bouquet of Flowers undated

Oil Painting
$4058
Canvas Print
$60.72
SKU: HUY-4851
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 89 x 71 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Hollyhocks and Other Flowers in a Vase, c.1702/20 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Hollyhocks and Other Flowers in a Vase c.1702/20

Oil Painting
$2255
Canvas Print
$82.05
SKU: HUY-4852
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 62.1 x 52.3 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Flowers, 1722 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Flowers 1722

Oil Painting
$3320
Canvas Print
$57.94
SKU: HUY-4853
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 79 x 60 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Flowers and Fruit, 1723 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Flowers and Fruit 1723

Oil Painting
$3592
Canvas Print
$57.67
SKU: HUY-4854
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 80 x 60.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Vase of Flowers in a Niche, c.1732/36 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Vase of Flowers in a Niche c.1732/36

Oil Painting
$3303
SKU: HUY-4855
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: unknown
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Flowers in an Urn, c.1720 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Flowers in an Urn c.1720

Oil Painting
$3231
Canvas Print
$58.09
SKU: HUY-4856
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 79.9 x 60 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, c.1715 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit c.1715

Oil Painting
$3555
Canvas Print
$58.92
SKU: HUY-4857
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 78.7 x 61.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Still Life of Flowers and Fruit, c.1716/17 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Still Life of Flowers and Fruit c.1716/17

Oil Painting
$2887
Canvas Print
$57.39
SKU: HUY-4858
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 79 x 59 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Flower Piece, 1740 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Flower Piece 1740

Oil Painting
$1538
SKU: HUY-4859
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: unknown
San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA

Still Life of Flowers, 1734 by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Still Life of Flowers 1734

Oil Painting
$3320
SKU: HUY-4860
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Flowers in a Terracotta Vase on a Marble Ledge, undated by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

Flowers in a Terracotta Vase on a Marble Ledge undated

Oil Painting
$3808
Canvas Print
$57.53
SKU: HUY-4861
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: 80 x 61 cm
Private Collection

A Still Life of Fruit in a Basket With Flowers And Other Fruit, undated by Jan van Huysum | Painting Reproduction

A Still Life of Fruit in a Basket With Flowers ... undated

Oil Painting
$3703
SKU: HUY-4862
Jan van Huysum
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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