A Seated Monkey, Jan Weenix, before 1685

A Seated Monkey, Jan Weenix, before 1685

oil paint (paint), h 29.9cm × w 25.9cm More details

Jan Weenix painted his animal pieces in a highly pragmatic fashion. For instance, once he had depicted this little monkey accurately from life, he could use the study over and over again. The Rijksmuseum owns two game still lifes clearly showing how he went about this: one is hanging next to this work. Weenix copied the monkey, as he did in many other paintings. This studio material allows us to follow his working method.

On display in room 2.22

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