Barend Gael (Dutch, 1620 – c. 1687)

Outside the Farriers, Children Playing with Kolf

oil on canvas, signed l.r. 'B. Gael'

53.5 x 45 cm
Captain A. Granville-Soames OBE, Collection of Eugene Slater, Save the Children's Fund, 1955, Collection of Sir Simon Marks, Private Collection, London, KR Bernard Smith Collection thence by descent
In Holland, a game known as 'Het Kolven' was played in winter on frozen lakes and canals with wooden clubs known as 'kolf'. Modern day golf is said to derive from this sport
  • EStimate $6,000 - $9,000
  • sold $2,400 Incl BP
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