Jan van Gool (1685-1763) PASTORAL LANDSCAPE WITH A SHEPHERDESS AND A YOUNG MAN BESIDE A BARN, WITH CATTLE SHEEP AND GOATS NEARBY, also a companion, A MAN HERDING CATTLE AND SHEEP BESIDE A STREAM, ANOTHER FIGURE ON HORSEBACK AND MEN UNDER A ROCKY ARCH Oil on panel, inscribed with the artist's name on plaques attached to the frames, 42cm x 61cm, (a pair), (2).
** Contained within carved wood frames.
**Johan or Jan van Gool was born in the The Hague, Netherlands and was a painter closely associated with “The Dutch Golden Age of Painting” he was a pupil of Simon van der Does and Mattheus Terwesten and became a member of the “Confrerie Pictura” in 1711, he was also a director of the Hague Drawing School from 1720-1734, he travelled to England twice and is recorded as having visited in 1711.
He specialised in Italianate Landscapes, he is perhaps best known for the publication of his book on artists biographies detailing the painters of The Hague school.
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