Signed J.P. Gillemans fe Londini 1673 or 1678 (centre, on pedestal)
Canvas, 78 x 65 cm
Kunsthandel Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague
Gillemans was well able to paint his own landscapes as backgrounds for his still lifes. That is clearly evident in this painting, which is also in our collection. The trees, the foliage and the sky are painted with more accuracy than Rijsbraeck would have used. Yet it does not appear to have produced a greater sense of unity in the work. Gillemans and Rijsbraeck managed to harmonise their brushwork and use of colour so effectively that their paintings are all the better for their collaboration.