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Paulus Potter (Enkhuizen 1625-Amsterdam 1654)

A Young Bull and two Cows in a Meadow Signed and dated 1649

RCIN 404585

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Potter’s anatomically accurate representations of cattle often have human characteristics, exemplified by this confrontational bull. Cows were often seen as symbols of the prosperity of the Dutch Republic. In this scene, protected by their guardian bull, they have weathered a storm and look forward to a bright future. Acquired by George IV in 1814 No. 8