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ID: 700001933Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Orpheus en de dieren (easel painting (painting by form); Paulus Potter (Enkhuizen 1625 - Amsterdam 1654); 1650; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); SK-A-317; RM001.collect.5094)
Note: A young man is playing a lyre in a hilly landscape. His music is so sweet that wild animals have gathered round to listen: some walking, some crawling, some digging - like the mole, bottom right. Here Paulus Potter has depicted a scene from one of Ovid's tales of metamorphosis. The musician is Orpheus, who had the gift of enchanting wild animals with his music. The story gave Potter the opportunity to depict a wide variety of tame and untamed creatures. He painted around thirty species on this canvas, not counting the insects and birds.
Titles:
Orpheus en de dieren (preferred,C,U,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
Orpheus charming the beasts (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>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1650

Creator Display:
Paulus Potter (Enkhuizen 1625 - Amsterdam 1654) [preferred,VP]
painter Potter, Paulus (Dutch painter, 1625-1654) [500012008]
Locations:
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: SK-A-317; RM001.collect.5094
Display Materials: oil on canvas
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>)
canvas [300014078]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by process or technique>)

Dimensions: 67 x 89 cm
General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )
landscape

Specific Subjects:
Orpheus
..... Iconography Candidate
elephant (animal) [300250160]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Proboscidea (order)) (AAT)
horse (species) [300250148]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Perissodactyla (order), Equidae (family), Equus (genus)) (AAT)
camel (mammal) [300250139]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Artiodactyla (order), Camelidae (family)) (AAT)
deer [300250308]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Artiodactyla (order)) (AAT)
delete -- unicorn
..... Iconography Candidate
lizard (suborder) [300250295]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Reptilia (class), Squamata (order)) (AAT)
monkey (animal) [300250028]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Primates (order)) (AAT)
wolf [300250132]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Carnivora (order), Canidae (family), Canis (genus)) (AAT)
wild boar (species) [300250112]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Artiodactyla (order), Suidae (family), Sus (genus)) (AAT)
hare (Leporidae) [300250216]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Lagomorpha (order), Leporidae (family)) (AAT)
goat (species) [300250122]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Artiodactyla (order), Bovidae (family)) (AAT)
cow (mammal) [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)
lion (species) [300310388]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Carnivora (order), Felidae (family), Panthera (genus)) (AAT)
bear [300266516]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Carnivora (order)) (AAT)
elk (species, moose, Alces alces) [300250310]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Artiodactyla (order), Cervidae (family), Capreolinae (subfamily), Alces (genus)) (AAT)
mule (mammal) [300250277]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Perissodactyla (order), Equidae (family), Equus (genus)) (AAT)
dog (species) [300250130]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Carnivora (order), Canidae (family), Canis (genus)) (AAT)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: aankoop 1809
Inscriptions: signatuur en datum Paulus Potter f 1650
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Orpheus en de dieren. In een landschap aan de rand van een bos speelt Orpheus op zijn harp. Om hem heen tal van dieren: olifant, paard, kameel, hert, eenhoorn, hagedis, aap, wolf, everzwijn, haas, geit, koe, leeuw, beer, eland, ezel en hond.
Sources and Contributors:
Orpheus en de dieren........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Orpheus charming the beasts........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/SK-A-317?lang=en; accessed 13 September 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/SK-A-317?lang=en; accessed 13 September 2012
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-A-317; accessed 6 September 2012
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