Paulus Potter

1625-1654 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography- Paulus Potter was born in Enkhuizen in 1625, the son of the painter Pieter Simonsz Potter who tutored him when they moved to Amsterdam. His prime interest was painting animals, in which he excelled. In 1646, The Guild of Saint Luke in Delft admitted him, and shortly afterwards, he moved to The Hague, where he married. Doctor Nicolaes Tulp invited him back to Amsterdam in 1652 and became his patron; Tulp commissioned the equestrian portrait of his son Dirck. Potter died the following year of tuberculosis. His most noted painting is "the Young Bull", which was the most famous painting in the Netherlands during his time.

 

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A Husbandman
with His Herd

A Husbandman with His Herd

Cattle and
Sheep

Cattle and Sheep in a Stormy Landscape

Cows in a
Meadow

Cows in a Meadow by a Farm

Cows in
a Meadow

Cows in a Meadow

Cows Reflected
in the Water

Cows Reflected in the Water

Departure to
the Hunt

Departure to the Hunt

Diederik
Tulp

Diederik Tulp

Driving the
Cattle

Driving the Cattle to Pasture in the Morning

Four
Bulls

Four Bulls

Figures with
Horses

Figures with Horses by a Stable

Landscape with
Shepherdess

Landscape with Shepherdess and Shepherd Playing Flute

Horses in
a Field

Horses in a Field

Landscape with
Two Cows

Landscape with Two Cows and a Goat

Punishment
of a Hunter

Punishment of a Hunter

Peasant Family
with Animals

Peasant Family with Animals

Resting
Herd

Resting Herd

The
Bull

The Bull

The
Pasture

The Pasture

The
Farm

The Farm

The
Piebald

The Piebald Horse

The
Prairie

The Prairie

Spotted
Horse

The Spotted Horse

The Young
Bull

The Young Bull

Wolf
-Hound

Wolf-Hound

Cows
in a Landscape

Cows in a Landscape

Rider on a
Brown Horse

Rider on a Brown Horse