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Paulus Potter, Cattle Piece

Potter, Paulus (Enkhuizen 1625 – Amsterdam 1654). Cattle Piece. Bull with two cows and a sheep before picturesque tree backdrop on a rise. To the right distant vista across a valley with wooded parish on the horizon. Aquatint printed in brown by Cornelis Apostool (1762 Amsterdam 1844). Inscribed: P. Potter / Apostool. / Published Novr. 1792. 8⅝ × 12 in (21.8 × 30.5 cm).

Rare. – Enclosed text sheet with Potter’s biography and prices realized for his works. – Bernt:

“ (Potter) owes his fame to the natural presentation of the animals and the Dutch pasture … In the 18th and 19th centuries Potter’s basic development of the picture of the animal in the landscape has been continued. ”

The group of two of the bull with the standing cow standing together on the left and the sheep corresponding to the painting in Cassel The Pissing Cow, the latter has been replaced here by a resting another one. Changed also the decoration of the trees and the look over the valley.

Offer no. 15,778 / EUR  320. / export price EUR  304. (c. US$ 351.) + shipping


“ Thanks for shipping the print. It has arrived here in excellent shape. Happy holidays ”

(Mr. H. A. P., December 12, 2001)