Jan Frans van Bloemen
1662 Antwerp – Rome 1749

Flemish painter, draughtsman and etcher

After he was trained by A. Goubau (1616-1698) in Antwerp, Jan Frans van Bloemen  followed his brother Pieter (1657-1720) to Rome. Here he made landscape paintings and drawings in the style of Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) and G. Dughet (called Gaspard Poussin, 1615-1675).

In his picturesque worked out drawings he used an universal and spacious style of composition; in the background appear Roman buildings, fantasy forts or pyramids.