Village Street, Jan van Goyen
Jan van Goyen
Village Street
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Jan van Goyen

Village Street, 1628

35.7 x 63 x min. 0.5 cm
maximum depth
1 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
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Acquired in 1892 as a bequest from Moritz Gontard
Not on display


About the Acquisition

Having fled from France in 1689 for religious reasons, the Calvinist Gontard family soon rose to wealth in Frankfurt. Their city mansion 'Zum weißen Hirsch' lay in Großer Hirschgraben in the neighbourhood of those of the Goethe and Passavant families. The merchant and art collector Moritz von Gontard (1826-1886) was chairman of the five-man administrative committee of the Städelsches Kunstinstitut for a long time until his death. Gontard made a gift to the museum on two occasions: once for the opening of the new building in Schaumainkai, completed in 1878, which he took as an opportunity to present the museum with Lucas Cranach's 'Venus'. Eight years later Moritz von Gontard died and bequeathed to the Städel his art collection, consisting of thirty-three Dutch and Flemish Baroque painting with a total value of over 100,000 marks.

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