Putti

provenance

Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 10 April 1970, lot 34a;
Christie's Amsterdam, 18 May 1988, lot 161;
Private collection, Wassenaar 

exhibited

Volhonka Fine Arts Center, November 2011 – February 2012, Moscow

Jacob de Wit

b. 19.12.1695
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

d. 12.11.1754
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

De Wit was the leading decorative painter of 18th-century Holland. Born in Amsterdam and having received his artistic training already at the age of 9, he was specialised in Rococo ceiling and room decorations and groups of putti painted naturalistically in colour, or as imitation reliefs in grisaille. He studied at the Antwerp Royal Academy and became a member of the Antwerp Guild of S . . .
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