JAN Wijnants

(Haarlem 1631/2 - 1684 Amsterdam)

A Wooded River Landscape with Travellers resting and conversing on a Path

Signed and dated, lower right: J. Wynants. Anno 1665.
On copper, 28½ x 34¾ ins (72.5 x 88.3 cm)
Framed: 36 x 42⅛ ins. (91.5 x 107 cm)


Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 6 December, 2023, lot 39 (unsold)

Anonymous sale (‘Members of a Noble Family’), Dublin, James Vallance, 5–6 June 1806, one of lots 40, 41, 42, or 43, for £56–17s., to the Duke of Bedford
John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766–1839), Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
Thence by family descent until sold (‘On the instructions of His Grace The Duke of Bedford, removed from Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire; in the case of Heirlooms sold with the consent of the Trustees’), London, Christie's, 19 January 1951, lot 73 (along with its pendant; as Jan Wynants and Johannes Lingelbach) to
W. Sabin
Anonymous sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 21 March 2002, lot 99 (for EUR 132,000)
Where acquired by the present owner, private collection, Austria, 2024
Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 6 December, 2023, lot 39 (unsold)


G. Scharf, A descriptive and historical catalogue of the collection of pictures at Woburn Abbey, London 1875, no. 93 (along with its pendant, no. 92)
K. Eisele, Jan Wijnants (1631/32–1684), Stuttgart 2000, p. 181, no. 260, reproduced fig. 259.


London, British Institution, 1824, no. 8 (along with its pendant, no. 6).


The figures in the composition are probably by Johannes Lingelbach (1624-1674).