Roman Tinker, Jan Baptist Weenix
Jan Baptist Weenix
Roman Tinker
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Jan Baptist Weenix

Roman Tinker, ca. 1656


Dimensions
79.0 x 63.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1057
Acquisition
Acquired in 1869
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

From 1642 to 1647 Jan Baptist Weenix lived in Rome, where he worked for Pope Innocent X. Yet even after his return to Holland, he did not have to rely on the market – thanks to a number of wealthy patrons – and was free to develop unusual compositions such as this lone figure of a tinker. Barefoot and dressed in tattered clothing, the young man sits on a stone, beside him a copper pot, gleaming in the sunlight, and his hammer and bellows. The figure stands out against the grey wall in the midst of a southern ambiance created by the light and the ruined viaduct.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Roman Tinker
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten in der Mitte: Gio Batta Ween

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1869

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

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Primary
Secondary
  • 41D221(HAT) head-gear: hat
  • 41C741(+1) pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
  • 41B1311 bellows
  • 41A9 ruin of a dwelling, house, castle, etc.
  • 46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
  • 61E(ROMA) names of cities and villages (ROMA)

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02.07.2020