Sunday, 7 April 2019
(Unidentified artist from the circle of) Paulus Potter’s etching, “Standing Cow”, 1650–1700
(Unidentified artist from the circle of) Paulus Potter (1625–1654)
“Standing Cow” (TIB title) (aka “ La vache debout près de celle qui est couchée”; “A standing and a lying cow”; “Een staande en een liggende koe”), 1650–1700, copy in the same direction after Paul Potter’s second plate from the series of eight etchings of cattle, “Het Bullenboekje” (Various oxen and cows). This print matches the copy by an anonymous artist held by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.228062. 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.39013; (third state) http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.39014. I presume that this is a 19th century impression.
Etching on buff-coloured laid paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 12.5 x 16.3 cm; (plate) 10.2 x 14.1 cm; (image borderline) 9.9 x 13.6 cm.
Paulus Potter’s etching: TIB 1(1).2–1 (42) (Leonard J Slatkes [ed.] 1978, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists”, vol. 1, New York, Abaris Books, p. 38, cat. no. 2–1).
Condition: a superb, richly inked and well-printed impression with small margins (approx. 1cm). The upper left corner is abraded, otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, 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), please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.