Jan Weenix (1642 - 1719)
Jan Weenix (1642 – 1719) was a Dutch Baroque painter and draughtsman, son of Jan Baptist Weenix and was his father’s pupil with his cousin Melchior d'Hondecoeter. He never visited Italy, but he painted Italianate scenes. Like his father he devoted himself to a variety of subjects, but his fame is chiefly due to his paintings of dead game and of hunting scenes.
His date of birth is not exactly known. He was born probably 1642 in Amsterdam. The family lived in a castle outside Utrecht, but his father died young and in poverty, after he went broke. Jan probably received his first instruction as a painter from his father, and it is possible that he helped finish certain of his father’s works. He probably remained in Utrecht after his father’s death.