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

Village Street, 1628


Dimensions
35.7 x 63.0 x min. 0.5 cm
maximum depth
1.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
1236
Acquisition
Acquired in 1892 as a bequest from Moritz Gontard
Status
Not on display

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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.

Work Data

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Title
Village Street
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten links: I V GOIEN 1628

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1892 as a bequest from Moritz Gontard

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Primary
  • 25I241(+1) village street (+ city(-scape) with figures, staffage)
  • 41A17 farm (building)
  • 46A14 farmers
  • 46C53 migrants
  • 46C5135 (traveller) resting in the open air
Secondary

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Last update

06.09.2021