A Pair of Overdoor Panels, with grisaille paintings in reds, ca. 1750
Oil on canvas in carved wood frame (98 x 119 cm)

These type of paintings are called grisailles, because they were made in shades of one colour which was usually grey. The grisaille was a much beloved part of the interior paneling in the 18th century. In the Netherlands the artist Jacob de Wit was so skilled in this technique that his work was referred to as ‘Witjes’. The paintings at hand are made in shades of red, that contrast magnificently with the green of the panels.

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A Pair of Overdoor Panels, with grisaille paintings in reds, ca. 1750
Oil on canvas in carved wood frame (98 x 119 cm)

These type of paintings are called grisailles, because they were made in shades of one colour which was usually grey. The grisaille was a much beloved part of the interior paneling in the 18th century. In the Netherlands the artist Jacob de Wit was so skilled in this technique that his work was referred to as ‘Witjes’. The paintings at hand are made in shades of red, that contrast magnificently with the green of the panels.

Kollenburg Antiquairs
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A Pair of Overdoor Panels, with grisaille paintings in reds, ca. 1750

Oil on canvas in carved wood frame (98 x 119 cm)

These type of paintings are called grisailles, because they were made in shades of one colour which was usually grey. The grisaille was a much beloved part of the interior paneling in the 18th century. In the Netherlands the artist Jacob de Wit was so skilled in this technique that his work was referred to as ‘Witjes’. The paintings at hand are made in shades of red, that contrast magnificently with the green of the panels.

Kollenburg Antiquairs

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