COWS AT THE DRINKINGPOOL – JAN VAN GOOL
A very finely worked out painting by Jan van Gool of cows and a goat at the drinking pool, with a church tower in the background. The painting is painted in the typical very refined style of the 18th century Dutch school.
Depicted are Holstein-Friesians, an American red pied or black dairy breed. Especially the reflection of the colorful cow in the middle and the very finely worked out goat on the right are striking. The pollard willow, the beautiful blue sky and the church towers complete this typical Dutch work.
Artist: Jan van Gool (1685 - 1763)
Size: 37 x 49 cm
Signed: Lower center on the stone and dated "1761"
Material: Oil on panel
Provenance: Listed at the RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History); BD / 0650 - ONS / Landscapes (0000185821)
Price: 3,500 EUR
Jan van Gool (1685 - 1763) was a writer and painter from The Hague. As a writer he is mainly known for the "Nieuwe Schouwburg", a historical overview of painters who were active in the Golden Age. This was the sequel to the original "Theater" of his friend Arnold Houbraken (1660 - 1719).
Van Gool was a student of Simon van der Does (1653 - 1717) and Mattheus Terirth (1670 - 1757). He became a member of Confrerie Pictura in 1717 and 5 years later he became director of the 'Haagsche Teeken-Academy' (The Drawing Acadamy of The Hague).
His work can be found in the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, among others.