About this artwork

Like 'A Dutch Family Group (Portrait of Two Boys)' [NG 824] by Cool, this picture is a fragment from a larger panel. The couple and their two daughters would have formed the right side of the original composition. This section was discovered with a London dealer in 1963, and bought for the National Gallery of Scotland to be reunited with the fragment with the two boys. Unfortunately, the two pieces cannot be reconstructed, as the portion with the boys has been cropped so extensively that too much of the original picture is missing. This fragment was inscribed with the date 1633 and the ages of some of the figures in the original picture; the man and wife are both forty, the boys sixteen and thirteen, and the older girl is ten.

  • title:
    A Dutch Family Group (Portrait of a Man, Woman and Two Girls)
  • accession number:
    NG 2259
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  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • date created:
    1633
  • measurements:
    Fragment: 133.40 x 115.60 cm (framed: 142.10 x 124.70 x 6.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1963
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Jan Daemen Cool

Jan Daemen Cool