The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Kobell, Jan (painter)

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KOBELL, Jan, Dutch animal painter: b. Delfshagen, 1779; d. Amsterdam, 14 Sept. 1814. He was a pupil of Van der Wall, but studied later under Paul Potter, acquiring his talent for animal as well as landscape work. He is called often “Jan the Elder,” in distinction from his uncle Jan Kobell (q.v.).