Florida Developer Enhances Art Collection with Gift of 17th-century Painting

Jacksonville, Florida, businessman David Gonzales enhanced the Brenau University Permanent Art Collection with the gift of a 1647 preliminary painting that led to the creation of one of the most famous works by the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age artist, Paulus Potter.

Titled Landscape with Cows, the 19 3/4-inch by 23 1/2-inch study reflects the pastoral images incorporated in the 92 1/2-inch by 133 1/2-inch finished work The Young Bull (The Dutch version of the name is De jonge stier), which hangs in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Netherlands.

“I think Dave really liked the university philosophy that we, as much as possible, like to share our art with the world instead of keeping it locked away in a vault,” Schrader said. “We have really enjoyed the relationship that we’ve formed in the past three years and are extremely grateful that he is sharing this great work of art with us.”

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