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Cattle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1997,0928.14.61

  • Title (series)

    • Cattle
  • Description

    Two cows seen from behind; one is standing in front of a crude sort of fence near a cottage, the other is resting; there are two figures in the distance (one on horseback) and a village on the horizon; after Paulus Potter
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1656
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 104 millimetres
    • Width: 147 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Numbered "8" at lower right
  • Curator's comments

    For information on the volume see 1997,0928.14.1

    This series of seven etchings of cattle are reverse copies of Paulus Potter's series, Het Bullenboekje, published in 1650 by Frederick de Wit; see Sheepshanks albums, nos. 538-554

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 8.I bibliographic details
    • Bartsch I.46.8 (copy in reverse) bibliographic details
  • Location

    165.a.37

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1997

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1997,0928.14.61

Two cows seen from behind; one is standing in front of a crude sort of fence near a cottage, the other is resting; there are two figures in the distance (one on horseback) and a village on the horizon
Etching

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Two cows seen from behind; one is standing in front of a crude sort of fence near a cottage, the other is resting; there are two figures in the distance (one on horseback) and a village on the horizon Etching

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