- Also known as
Gerard van der Gucht II
primary name: Vandergucht, Gerard II
other name: Gucht, Gerard van der II
- individual; British; Male
- Life dates
- 1737-before 1776
- Artists' supplier, framer, printseller. Son of the engraver Gerard Vandegucht the elder (qv) and brother of the painter/paintings dealer Benjamin Vandergucht (1752-94). Became partner of William Austin (qv) by 1757, a partnership which seems to have ended by 1764. Between 1758-62 married and living with his father in Brook Street. Dead by 1776 since not mentioned in his father's will.
Trade card in the Heal Collection (100.80) advertises "G. Vander Gucht Printseller & Stationer, Removed from the Golden Head in George Street, Hanover Square, to Vandyke's Head in Brook Street, Grosvenor Square. Sells all Sorts of Italian, French & Flemish Prints & Drawings, both of the Antient [sic] & Modern Masters; with the greatest variety of Japaning, Water Colours, Crayons, Black, Red & White Chalk, India Ink, Port Crayons, & every Article related to Drawing. Prints Fram'd & Glaz'd in the best & Cheapest Manner. Pictures Carefully Clean'd, Lin'd & Repair'd. Heal's annotations on mount: "
In the Franks Collection is a trade-card of Austin & Vander Gucht Junr., printsellers at the Golden Head in Great George St. In A.H.'s collection is a card of Austin at the same address. Bryan's 'Dictionary of Painters ect.' gives William Austin (b.1721-d.1820). It may be noted that the above Austin card is signed 'Austin del et sculp'."
Manuscript bill in Heal Collection (Heal,96.20) states "...To G. Vandergucht jun. To Mending a half length carv'd & painted frame... To a Dutch Ebony frame with Papie Machie [sic] Gilt Ornament... To the last Subscription Payment for four Landskips [sic]... Recd. the Contents in Full of all Demands [by] G. Vandergucht junr. April 15th, 1761." Trade card in Banks Collection (Banks,100.32) advertises "Austin & Vander Gucht, Junr. Printsellers, At the Golden Head... Sell all sorts of Italian, Dutch, French and Flemish Prints & Drawings, both of the Antient [sic] & Modern Masters; with the greatest variety of Japanning & Water Colours; Brushes. Black, Red & White Chalk, India Ink, Portcrayons, Black Lead Pencils, Drawing Paper &c. Likewise Pictures carefully Clean'd, Lin'd & Mended. Most Money for Prints. N.B. As there are several Ingenious Noblemen & Gentlemen would be desirous of executing their own Designs on Copper, they may be Taught after the best and neatest manner by Wm. Austin, Engraver from Mr. Major, and the best Masters."
- Jacob Simon 'British Artists' Suppliers' website
Information from Stephen Benson, 2017