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Title The Ford
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Gael, Barend (Dutch painter and draftsman, ca. 1620-1687 or 1703)
Date Earliest about 1655
Date Latest about 1665
Signed yes
Description Gael was a Dutch painter of Haarlem who was a pupil of Philips Wouverman. Like Wouverman, his elegant, contrived compositions show the influence of Italy although there is no evidence that he visited that country. Wouverman also frequently used a white horse as a focal point.
Current Accession Number 1937P367
Former Accession Number P.36737
Inscription front ll 'B. GAEL'
Subject landscape; everyday life (horsemen crossing ford)
Measurements 55.7 x 44.9 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel (hardwood {oak})
Acquisition Details Given by the Friends of Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery 1937.
Provenance Wilcox.
Principal Exhibitions Dutch Painting in the Seventeenth Century: Images of a Golden Age, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1989, cat. no. 74.
Publications Catalogue of the Paintings at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1960; Wright, C. Dutch Painting in the Seventeenth Century: Images of a Golden Age, 1989, no. 74; Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 69, ill.;
Notes Attribution confirmed by H. Gerson, RKD, 1960.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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