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Gerard Hoet (I)

Pan and Syrinx, c. 1700
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Physical connection
Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.

pendant

Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
The painting is in good condition. The paint surface has a noticeable craquelure. Increased transparency in the paint in the sky has revealed pentimenti at the top of trees where the artist painted over foliage with sky paint. The original tacking edges are present and fully visible on the front surface, as the stretcher is larger than the original picture. Some greens in the landscape have discoloured and become brown. The reflections of trees in the pond at the left have lost some subtlety in the tonal balance, due to increased transparency and pigment degradation, and to abrasion. Some of the dark shapes in this area might be pentimenti. There is a large pentimento above the lake. This painting is less discoloured than its pair. Previous recorded treatment: mid-20th century, ?cleaned and retouched by Dr Hell; 2006, secured raised paint, S. Plender; 2015, relined, cleaned and restored, S. Plender (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 38,3 x 47,5 cm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
Gerard Hoet (I)
when the picture was cleaned in the 1940s the signature became visible
Rejected attribution
Gerard de Lairesse
in all Dulwich sources 1813-Cook 1926
Date
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1700 (1695 - 1705)
Provenance
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Creation date: 2017-05-22; Last modified date: 2021-06-02

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