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About the object

Both signed and dated 1807. English scenes derived from a set of engravings of 1770, Views of Kent and Surrey after John Clevely.

Jonas Zeuner was born in Kassel and moved to Amsterdam in 1750, where he lived for the rest of his life. About 170 paintings by him are known, in this distinctive technique of a combination of oil paint and engraved gold and silver leaf on glass, and examples are in various museum collections, including those of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York.

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Dimensions

Oil and etched gold and silver leaf on glass, 29cm x 42cm. Over frames, 37cm x 49.5cm.
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Friday Teaser revealed - Pastoral Scenes by JONAS ZEUNER (1727-1814). PAIR OF VERRE ÉGLOMISÉ PICTURES. Dutch, 18th Century. Both signed and dated 1807. Probably of English scenes. Oil and etched gold and silver leaf on glass, 11½" x 16½" (29cm x 42cm). Over frames, 14½" x 19½" (37cm x 49.5cm). Jonas Zeuner was born in Kassel and moved to Amsterdam in 1750, where he lived for the rest of his life. About 170 paintings by him are known, in this distinctive technique of a combination of oil paint and engraved gold and silver leaf on glass, and examples are in various museum collections, including those of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. These present pictures are very similar to another pair of pictures by Zeuner, of exactly the same size, in the Victoria & Albert Museum, of Bradfield Mill, Berkshire and a Cottage scene near Colchester, Essex. It is very likely that these present pictures are also of English scenes. Zeuner is known to have been in England at least between 1802 and 1806, and is known to have produced a number of pictures of English landscapes and city scenes. Rural scenes by Zeuner, such as the present pictures, are relatively rare, as he is far better known for his town views,or pictures of country houses. #verreeglomisé #antiques #Zeuner #reverseglass #london #luxury #artcollecting #18thcenturyart #antiquesforsale #forsale

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