Domenicus van Tol; engraved by Pierre Duflos - THE SHOEMAKER - 1778 - Trades - Classical art
Village scene with a woman offering a cobbler to drink, the cobbler seated at right and repairing a shoe, his instruments lying on a stool before him; after Domenicus van Tol.
Van Tol was born in Bodegraven. He was a nephew of Gerard Dou and his works often draw comparison with those of his uncle. In 1664 he became a member of the Leiden Guild of St. Luke and in 1670 he got married and moved to Utrecht. A daughter was baptised in Amsterdam in 1674, and in 1675 he was back in Leiden, where he became a member of the guild again, and eventually died. He is known for being a fijnschilder.
Sheet: 40 x 25.6 cm
Published in 1792
(Lebrun, Jean-Baptiste Pierre. Galerie des peintres flamands, hollandais et allemands). (Paris 1792-1796).
Brunet III, 911. Graesse IV, 136.
Fine etching / Engraving on beautiful watermarked paper.