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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    S.5011

  • Description

    Landscape with a muscular bearded man standing at left, tugging at the tail of a cow, a woman holding a child and a dog standing behind him, onlookers sitting on a bank in top left corner, two cows standing by a pool at right; first state before lettering. 1652 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1652
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 225 millimetres
    • Width: 310 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed in pen and ink "Jac Jordaens Inv".
  • Curator's comments

    Hollstein gives the print the title 'Cacus robbing the cattle of Hercules'. However, d'Hulst calls it 'The Master Pulls the cow out of the ditch by its tail' and interprets it as a proverb and compares the composition to a tapestry in the 'Proverbs' cycle.
    This is first state, for impressions of second state see R,2.84 and 1875,0710.2833. For impressions of third state see R,2.83 and 1978,0121.289.
    For comment on the attribution to Jordaens see S.5006.

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  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 9.I bibliographic details
    • d'Hulst 1993 B99 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    S.5011

A muscular bearded man, standing to l, tugs at the tail of a cow; he is accompanied by a woman holding a child and a dog; onlookers sit on a bank; two cows stand by a pool at r.  1652 Etching

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A muscular bearded man, standing to l, tugs at the tail of a cow; he is accompanied by a woman holding a child and a dog; onlookers sit on a bank; two cows stand by a pool at r. 1652 Etching

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