Still Life with Goblet, Ewer, and Basin


Still Life with Goblet, Ewer, and Basin


Jacob Gole
Dutch, 1660–1737
After Robert Robinson
English, c. 1651–1706


c. 1690


Jacob Gole garnered his mezzotint skills while studying with the Haarlem artist Cornelius Dusart. By 1688 he had joined the growing contingent of Dutch engravers in England, and soon thereafter began work on this still life. Gole indicates through the inscription that he made and published the print; however, he conveniently avoids mention that its composition originated with another, little known English artist Robert Robinson, after whom Gole copied at least six mezzotints. Whether English or Dutch, the imagery was readily understood at the time as an embarrassment of riches, a warning not to take pride in one’s possessions.


Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Gift of Mrs. Francis E. Hyslop Jr., from her husband’s collection and given in his memory




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Mezzotint; 10-1/8 x 7-5/8 in. (25.7 x 19.4 cm)