Potter, Paul (1625-1654)

Potter, Paul, Dutch animal-painter, was born a painter's son at Enkhuizen in 1625, and died at Amsterdam in January 1654. His best pictures are pastoral scenes with animal figures, the life-size 'Young Bull' (1647, at the Hague) being especially celebrated. His 'Dairy Farm' was sold in London in 1890 for £6090. The Rijks Museum at Amsterdam possesses the 'Bear-hunt' and seven other pictures ; and England is rich in his works. He was also an excellent etcher. See French monograph by Van Westrheene (1867), and Cun-dall's Landscape Painters of Holland (1891).

References
1. Chambers's Biographical Dictionary: The Great of All Nations and All Times., 1926, page 760.

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