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School of Paulus Potter (Dutch, 1625-1654) Cattle in a Farmyard

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
304
Sold for:
$4,444$3,750

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

School of Paulus Potter (Dutch, 1625-1654)

Cattle in a Farmyard
Unsigned, attributed to Nicolaes Berchem (Dutch, 1620-1683) on a presentation
plaque.
Oil on panel, 14 1/2 x 19 3/8 in. (37.0 x 49.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Repaired horizontal cracks, panel backed with waxed canvas, retouch, craquelure, surface grime.


Estimate $2,500-3,000

Hairline horizontal crack at center of panel with retouch/repair along its width, with a small secondary crack parallel to and above it, located above the cow's horns. Fine craquelure overall, with shrinking to the craquelure in areas of the sky, with old retouch in this area. Minor dashes of retouch to define the cow's tail and hind quarters. Scattered paint losses and abrasions. Sky with touches of cream-colored paint applied to the surface and also with small paint losses in these areas. Surface very dirty with smudges that do not disturb the paint layer.

Keywords

School of Paulus Potter, Dutch Golden Age painters, Potter

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