French landscapes 17th and 18th century

Le Bas          Goyrand          Corneille          Van Meulen          Perelle          Weyen

The great French period was not earlier then the 18th century. At that time the centre for the arts has moved from Italy and the low countries to Paris. The court at Versailles was the mecenas and attracted artists from all over Europe. Of course the most inspired works were made a hundred years before with Jacques Callot as the most influential artist. We find his precise fine style back in many work of the later artists.


Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632-1690)

12 by 17,50 cm
Troup movement in a landscape
Signed Van Meulen fe. et exc., VH B fe (Van Hughtenburg)

12 by 17 cm
Deer hunt in a landscape
Signed AEV Meulen inv.

18 by 26 cm
Two women in a landscape
Signed A.V. Meulen In. et ex., Bauduins Sculp

12 by 17,50 cm
Two men in a wide Italian landscape
Signed Van Meulen in. fe. et exc.,Romae cum su

Frans Van der Meulen (1632-1690)  was a famous painter of battle scenes originally from Brussels. He gained great admiration in Paris for his paintings made during the campaigns of Louis XIV.
Most of his work is engraved by Baudewyns. The combination of Baudewyns and Van der Meulen resulted in great quality works.

Adriaen Frans Boudewijns,  (Dixmude 1640 -1711 Paris) (or Boudewyns, Baudewyns, Baudoran, Bauduins), Brussels Flemish painter, draftsman, and engraver, who died in 1711.
 On 22 November 1665 he became a master in the Brussels Guild of Saint Luke, after having been registered as a student of Ignatius van der Stock (fl 1660) in the same year. By 1669 he had fled to Paris, where he met fellow Flemings, Pieter Boel, Abraham Genoels, Adam Frans van der Meulen, and Jan van Hughtenburgh [1647–1733], and where he was mainly active as an engraver. He engraved van der Meulen’s Battles of Louis XIV and numerous works by Genoels, van Hughtenburgh, and by himself. These prints combine bold execution with careful attention to detail. On 12 January 1670 his second marriage took place, to Barbara van der Meulen, Frans’s sister. After her death in 1674, he left Paris and returned to Brussels.

Philips Wouvermans (1619-1668) by Wachsmouth

20 by 30 cm
landscape with horseman

In fact none of the mentioned artists is French. Wouverman is Dutch and Wachsmout probably 18th century's German. Wouvermans his style however is close to the French. He specialised in scenes near a small village or camp and showed horseman quietly passing by or keeping a rest.
Very similar to the engravings made from the campaigns of King Louis.


Claude Goyrand (1620-1662)

  22 by 32 cm
The destruction of a great building. (Vanitas idea)
      Goyrand is an artist of great talent. As his colleagues from the low countries,
he was strongly influenced by Italy and worked also in Rome.
He combined French and Italian style.



Jacques-Philippe Le Bas (1707-1783) / David Teniers (1610-1690)


21 by 27 cm

J.P. Le Bas is perhaps the name we think of the  first when speaking of 18th century's graphics. At that time reproductive work had become the standard.
 Le Bas showed his master quality and interpreted the 17th century's masters at his best. David Teniers the most.
Both these works are very handsome landscapes.


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