Oil on panel, 15 x 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/Maestro 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 (francs?)/ Condition of the painting perfect/Provenance: Collection of the Duke of York”]
About the Artist
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.