Jan Olis

Gorinchem, 1610 – Heusden, 1676

An interior with two Men playing Cards

Indistinctly signed ‘I.OL.’ and dated ‘16..’, lower middle
Oil on panel
H. 31,7 cm. W. 25 cm.

Private collection

Jan Olis was born in Gorinchem. Since one of his pictures was signed in Rome in 1631, it is presumed that he visited Italy at this time. In July 1632 he joined the Guild of St Luke in Gorinchem and stayed in this city until 1643 when he moved to The Hague. He is documented in Rotterdam in 1652 and later in Heusden where he died in 1576. He is referred too various times as alderman, burgomaster, vintner and tax-collector of Heusden. He was a painter of genre pieces, portraits and still lives. Works by him in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Mauritshuis in the Hague, the Royal Museum of Fine Art in Brussels and several other museums.

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