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Sunday, 7 April 2019

(Unidentified artist from the circle of) Paulus Potter’s etching, “Two Cows”, 1650–1700


(Unidentified artist from the circle of) Paulus Potter (1625–1654)

“Two Cows” (TIB title) (aka “Les deux vaches vuew par derrière”; “Two cows seen from behind”; “Twee koeien van achteren gezien”), 1650–1700, copy in the same direction after Paul Potter’s eighth plate from the series of eight etchings of cattle, “Het Bullenboekje” (Various oxen and cows). This print is very close to the copy by an anonymous artist held by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.228066 and http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.228067 but there may be subtle differences. Compare this print with Potter’s etchings of the first and third states held by the Rijksmuseum: (first state) http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.39030; (third state) http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.39031. I presume that this is a 19th century impression.

Etching on buff-coloured laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 12.3 x 16 cm; (plate) 10.4 x 14 cm; (image borderline) 9.9 x 13.6 cm.

Paulus Potter’s etching: TIB 1(1).8–1 (46) (Leonard J Slatkes [ed.] 1978, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists”, vol. 1, New York, Abaris Books, p. 41, cat. no. 8–1).

Condition: a superb, richly inked and well-printed impression with small margins (approx. 1cm) in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of use) laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this superb copy by an unidentified printmaker after the etching of the same composition by Paulus Potter for AU$140 (currently US$99.51/EUR88.70/GBP76.32 at the time of posting this print) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this powerful etching (after Potter) in near pristine condition, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










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