Portrait of Paulus Potter (1654) by Bartholomeus van der Helst
|Years of life:||1625 – 1654|
|Artist's Teachers:||Pieter Symonsz Potter|
|Painting School:||Guild of Saint Luke|
|Genre:||Portrait , Animalistics|
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.
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