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attributed to Jan Frans Soolmaker

Man driving cows, 1660-1665
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Plain-weave linen canvas. The original canvas has an original vertical join (or possibly a fold line) just left of the centre. In the top-centre of the sky there is a large pentimento of foliage, and another of a cow behind the dun cow. Glue-paste lined. the canvas is very slack on the stretcher. There is mould and water staining on the reverse of the lining canvas. The original tacking edges have been incorporated during lining, enlarging its format. The paint is slightly cupped, and there are a few small bumps and deformations in the canvas plane. The dark foliage in the middle distance has fine drying cracks. The paint is worn and abraded and there is extensive repainting in this picture, particularly behind the cows. The discoloured varnish has been partially removed and the surface bears a thick coating of wax, giving the image a dull matt appearance. Previous recorded treatment: 1872, relined and varnished; 1936, frame paraffined; 1952–5, partially cleaned, Dr Hell; 1991, back cleaned, edges temporarily repaired, some surface wax removed, V. Leanse (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 114,3 x 158,1 cm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
attributed to Jan Frans Soolmaker
Bergvelt/Jonker 2016
Rejected attribution
Aelbert Cuyp
Britton 1813 until Jameson 1842
attributed to Aelbert Cuyp
see Denning 1858 and 1859 and Sparkes 1876
Anoniem (Noordelijke Nederlanden (historische regio)) 1660-1665
Richter/Sparkes 1880 until Beresford 1998
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.
1660-1665 (1660 - 1665)
Provenance
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Creation date: 2017-11-26; Last modified date: 2021-06-03

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