Oil/wood, 58,5 x 79,5 cm, lo. middle sign. J. F. Beschey, min. rest. - The rare paintings of Jan Frans Beschey are not inferior to those of his elder brother Balthasar. Unlike many landscape painters of the 18th cent. he not only masters the depiction of the ground, the plants a. the atmosphere. His brilliance also shows in the men and animals which are far more than staffage. - Flemish landscape a. figure painter from a family of artist's, pupil of his brother Balthasar B., in 1767 he became dean of the Antwerp St. Lukes guild. - Mus.: Reims. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker.