A Goat and a Kid

Van de Velde frequently reused drawings of animals made from life. Both the goat and the kid in this painting appear in other works by the artist. It is possible that the landscape background is by another artist, perhaps Frederick de Moucheron, whose work is also represented in the National Gallery's Collection. The background was certainly painted after the animals as an unpainted outline around them is visible.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1636 - 1672
Full title
A Goat and a Kid
Date made
1655-72
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
42.5 x 50.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1891
Inventory number
NG1348
Location in Gallery