Portrait of Paulus Potter (1654) by Bartholomeus van der Helst
He was the best at painting cows (as well as horses, sheep, and goats). Several of his canvases show them life-sized, but more at ease on a small scale. He also painted vanitas-type still lifes.
Paulus Potter’s major works are Cattle and Sheep in a Stormy Landscape, 1647 (London: National Gallery); The Wolf- Hound, c. 1650 (Las Vegas: Guggenheim Hermitage Museum).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.