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Joseph van Aken

 (c. 1699 - 1749)
Joseph van Aken was active/lived in England, Belgium.  Joseph Aken is known for genre, conversation piece and portrait paintings, drapery painting.

Biography   Joseph van Aken


Joseph van Aken was a Flemish painter active in England. He began in Antwerp painting genre* scenes in the Flemish tradition but arrived in London with his family around 1720 and continued to produce genre paintings as well as conversation pieces*. His Interior of an Alehouse reveals his Flemish training, although the figures are wooden and stilted and the work devoid of moralizing intent. His Covent Garden Market (c. 1726-30; version, London, Museum of London) and The Old Stocks Market (c. 1740; version, London, Bank of England) show his adaptation of this genre tradition to contemporary London scenes, and the several versions of these works attest to their popularity.

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A vegetable seller; and A vegetable and fruit market (pair)
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Elegant company at a vegetable stall
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