School of Paulus Potter (Dutch, 1625-1654) Cattle in a Farmyard
- Sold for:
- American & European Works of Art - 2609B
- Date / Time :
- September 07, 2012 12:00PM
School of Paulus Potter (Dutch, 1625-1654)
Cattle in a Farmyard
Unsigned, attributed to Nicolaes Berchem (Dutch, 1620-1683) on a presentation
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.
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.