MUSSEL WITH LEMON by Joannes, or Giovanni van Houbraken
Joannes, or Giovanni van Houbraken
( fiandre 1612-1676)
MUSSEL WITH LEMON
Oli on Canvas h 120×154 with frame h 143x 160
Joannes, or Giovanni van Houbraken was a Flemish painter and art dealer,
He painted religious compositions and allegorical genre scenes. He lived and worked for a while in Italy, first in Rome, later in Naples and finally in Messina.
He became familiar with the work of the Caravaggisti, whose style influenced him. After his return to Antwerp he engaged in trade with Italy and sent his works and other items produced by Antwerp craftsmen to patrons in Italy.