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Jacob Cats
A COUPLE OFFERING A DRINK TO A CAVALIER AND HIS HORSE BY A TAVERN, A VILLAGE IN THE BACKGROUND
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
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Jacob Cats
A COUPLE OFFERING A DRINK TO A CAVALIER AND HIS HORSE BY A TAVERN, A VILLAGE IN THE BACKGROUND
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Jacob Cats
ALTONA 1741 - 1799 AMSTERDAM
A COUPLE OFFERING A DRINK TO A CAVALIER AND HIS HORSE BY A TAVERN, A VILLAGE IN THE BACKGROUND
Black chalk and brown and gray wash, within brown ink framing lines;
signed in brown ink, verso: J: Cats inv et fec
240 by 316 mm; 9 1/2  by 12 1/2  in
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Provenance

Alfred Beurdeley (L.421);
sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 8-10 June 1920, lot 89;
sale, London, Christie’s, 17 December 1998, lot 286,
where acquired by the present owners

Catalogue Note

Born in Altona, near Hamburg, at a young age Cats was brought by his parents to live in Amsterdam.  In early 1759, he found employment in the wall-decoration workshop of a certain Jan Hendrik Troost van Groenendoelen, and in May 1762 he set up his own business, producing, with considerable success, the painted wall-hangings that were so popular in Amsterdam interiors of the period.  Eventually, however, this fashion began to decline, and Cats then turned his hand to the production of highly finished landscape drawings and watercolours such as this, an art in which he became the leading figure in late-18th century Holland.

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