A Ruined Classical Archway
possibly Jean-Baptist Huysmans (Antwerp 1654 – Antwerp 1716)
Art / Oil paintings
1670 - 1729
Oil on canvas
1194 x 1003 mm (47 x 39 ½ in)
Oil painting on canvas, A Ruined Classical Archway, attributed to Jean-Baptist Huysmans (Antwerp 1654 – Antwerp 1716) and Jan Erasmus Quellinus (1634 - 1715), late 17th to early 18th century. An architectural capriccio, with a triumphal arch, and the Borghese Gladiator. In the right foreground satyrs and nymphs are festooning an Egypto-Roman stone lion. The architecture in this painting and in the companion picture PHI/P/2a are by the same hand, but the figures are possibly by different hands, those in this picture being more robust and mannered.
given with the property by Bertram Philipps in 1943.
Makers and roles
possibly Jean-Baptist Huysmans (Antwerp 1654 – Antwerp 1716) , artist previously catalogued as attributed to Cornelis Huysmans (Antwerp 1648 - Mechelen/Malines 1727), artist