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ID: 700001932Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Vier koeien in de weide (easel painting (painting by form); Paulus Potter (Enkhuizen 1625 - Amsterdam 1654); 1651; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); SK-C-206; RM001.collect.5093)
Note: Paulus Potter is well-known for his paintings of animals. He hardly ever depicted people, concentrating instead on cows, horses, goats and sheep in typical Dutch landscapes. Potter had a fine sense of light and atmosphere. The cows depicted here stand out sharply against the stormy sky. Their heavy bodies cast dark shadows. It is as though the animals are bracing themselves to endure the threatening storm. These wiry animals are even more striking from the low viewpoint chosen by Potter for this painting. Potter did not live long, dying at the age of 29, but his paintings had a great influence on landscape art until well into the nineteenth century.
Vier koeien in de weide (preferred,C,U,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
Four cows in a meadow (C,U,DE,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
easel painting (painting by form) [300177435] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Visual Works (hierarchy name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by form>)

paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1651

Creator Display:
Paulus Potter (Enkhuizen 1625 - Amsterdam 1654) [preferred,VP]
painter Potter, Paulus (Dutch painter, 1625-1654) [500012008]
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: SK-C-206; RM001.collect.5093
Credit Line: Bruikleen van de gemeente Amsterdam (legaat A. van der Hoop)
Display Materials: oil on panel
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
panels (visual works supports) [300014657]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>, wood (plant material), <wood by form or function>)

Dimensions: 25 x 30 cm (support)
exhibition: Dirt: The filthy reality of everyday life, 2011-03-24 - 2011-08-31
exhibition: Karel Appel. Onderweg, 2004-10-13 - 2005-01-16

General Subject:
animals (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
cows (mammals) [300250120]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (hierarchy name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), <mammals by sex or age>) (AAT)
meadow [300008876]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Settlements and Landscapes (hierarchy name), landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, vegetation, plant communities (natural), grasslands) (AAT)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: bruikleen 1885-06-30
Inscriptions: signatuur en datum Paulus Potter f 1651
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Vier koeien in de weide........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Four cows in a meadow........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 13 September 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 13 September 2012
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