Authors

Jan Lagoor

Haarlem 1625 - Amsterdam 1660

There is some information regarding this artist from 1645 when he entered into the Haarlem Guild and we know that in 1649 he was still in this city. He was a little known painter belonging to the Dutch School and his works have been slowly identified piece by piece because of the confusion with other painters, such as in the case of one painting in the National Gallery in London, which was incorrectly attributed to Paulus Potter for years. His painting is considered a link between Cornelis Vroom (1591 - 1661) and Jacob van Ruisdael (1628 - 1682), two of the most important innovators in landscape painting in Haarlem. His work shares several similarities with the paintings of Jan Looten (1618 - 1681) and Joris van der Haagen (1613/17 - 1669). Many of Lagoor’s paintings have been confused with the latter’s, but have now been attributed to him.

Wooded landscape with distant hills

Wooded landscape with distant hills