Jan van Gool
Oil on panel, 15 × 21 3/4 inches
Signed and dated at lower left: “J V Gool [JVG conjoined]/1719”
Label (dealer, typewritten) on panel verso: “Tavola Fiamminga finisima rappresentante
‘Scena campestra’/firmate Jean Van Gool 1690–1765. Allievo di S Vander Does/rarissime.
Alla vendita v. Nort [?] Wick (1859) un sue quadre fu pagate 16380 franchi.
Condizione tavola perfetta./Proveniente dalla Collezione del Duca of York” [“Very
fine Flemish (sic) painting representing a ‘Pastoral Scene’/signed Jean Van
Gool 1690–1765. Student of the very rare master S. Vander Does. A painting by
this artist sold at the Northwick Sale (1859) for 16,380 franchi/Condition of
the painting perfect./Provenance: Collection of the Duke of York”]
Label (handwritten in ink) on frame verso: “nevert/Dutch pastoral/scene” Jan
van Gool was a pupil of Simon van der Does (1653/54–1718) and was influenced
by the work of the well-known painter Paulus Potter (1625–1654). Born in the
Hague, van Gool was active there in the Academy and in the artists’ organization
known as Pictura.
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