FARGUE, Jacob Elias La
(b. 1735, Voorburg, d. after 1771, Den Haag)

The Korte Vijverberg at The Hague Seen from the Tournooiveld

c. 1761
Oil on panel, 55 x 77 cm
Frits Lugt Collection, Paris

The painting was based on a drawing of the location, dated 1761, made by Paulus Constantijn la Fargue, the artist's brother. In the distance we can see the Mauritshuis by the Hofvijver. The staffage differs from that in the drawing. Instead of a regiment of soldiers marching along the street, Jacob Elias painted a coach, a Gala Berlin, carrying Stadholder William V and his wife, Wilhelmina of Prussia, drawn - unusually - by only two horses.