The Bull, 1650

  • Clement de Jonghe, Dutch
  • Paul Potter, Dutch, 1625 - 1654

Etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Plate: 4 3/8 × 5 3/4 inches (11.1 × 14.6 cm) Sheet: 4 7/8 × 6 1/4 inches (12.4 × 15.9 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S884

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Engraving (print)
  • Etching
  • Cow
  • Bull

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed and dated, in plate, upper left of image: paulus potter. f. | 1650

Stamp, verso: Scripps 1887 [added in ink to the stamp] (Lugt Suppl. 2357a)

Inscribed, in plate, center bottom edge: Clemente de Ionghe excud Inscribed, in pencil, verso: IS [circled] Inscribed, in plate, lower right edge: 1

Provenance

Sept. 1887 , C. J. Meyer (Carlsbad). 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Paul Potter, The Bull, 1650, etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S884.