The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
A Family Group by a Fountain
  • Gonzales Coques (1614 - 1684)
  • A Family Group by a Fountain
  • Southern Netherlands
  • c.1655 - c.1660
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 55 x 62.1 cm
    Frame size: 86.8 x 103.4 x 10 cm
  • P223
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Painted c.1655-60, A Family Group by a Fountain is less carefully finished than the other two pictures by Coques in the Wallace Collection and was described as ‘an inferior work of the master’ by Dr Waagen in 1854. The background and trees may be by another hand. The picture which his agent Samuel Mawson described in a letter to the 4th Marquess of Hertford as ‘a very fine cabinet specimen & wanted for Manchester house & ought to be secured’, was purchased at the 2nd Baron Northwick sale.