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 Gael, Barend (Dutch painter and draftsman, ca. 1620-1687 or 1703) , Peasants before a Cottage

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Title Peasants before a Cottage
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Gael, Barend (Dutch painter and draftsman, ca. 1620-1687 or 1703)
Previously attributed to Molenaer, Jan Miense (Dutch painter and printmaker, ca. 1610-1668)
Date Earliest probably about 1635
Date Latest possibly 1687
Signed yes
Description A group of ten, men women and children, gathered in front of a thatch roofed cottage. They seem to be watching the dancing woman in the centre. A dog lies sleeping in front of them.
Current Accession Number 94
Former Accession Number 134 (1855); 139 (1893)
Inscription front ll 'B. GAEL'
Subject figure; landscape
Measurements 23.5 x 18.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 7, no. 134, as by J. M. Molenaer; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 138, no. 139; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 58, no. 94, II, p. 47.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley



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