Subject: Antique print, titled: ‘Stier naar Potter’, Standing Bull, after the painting by Paulus Potter.
Condition: Fair, given age. Several little tears, remargined using contemporary paper backed with acid free archival tape. No margin in bottom. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Aquatint etching and rotel engraving. Plate colouring (a-la-pouppee) on a vellin type paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 67 x 44.7 cm. The image size is ca. 64.8 x 43.7 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 26.4 x 17.6 inch. The image size is ca. 25.5 x 17.2 inch.
Part Number: 44522
Location: PCO-P5-26 / Expo-183
Description: Published in the Netherlands in 1798.
Artists and Engravers: Made by A. Liernur after Paulus Potter. Alexandre Liernur (Dutch; 1769-1815) Student of several painters. He went to Rome in 1794 as a “pensionnaire” of the Dutch Prins Willem II. He returned early in 1796 because of the political situation in Italy. In the period 1801-1802 he was in Paris where he made watercolor drawings of paintings in the Louvre. Back in Holland he continued with watercolor, but as one of the first and few in the Netherlands he also mastered the aquatint techniques. This technique was introduced from England and it was a very difficult, expensive and time consuming technique. The aquatints he made after his own designs made him famous. In 1797 he became a member of the Painters Society: ‘Ars Aemula Naturae’. His famous aquatint after ‘The young bull’ by P. Potter was made for the Amsterdam Painters Society: ‘Felix Meritis’.