Etching on laid paper. Watermark: Early coat of arms of Amsterdam..
Sheet size: 16.3 x 12.5 cm. Image size: 16.3 x 12.5 cm.
Source unknown, to be determined. Ref: Hollstein 40.
Made by Marcus de Bye after Paulus Potter. Marcus de Bye (1639-1688) was a Dutch painter and engraver from The Hague. Pupil of the painter Jacob van der Does. He is more known for his etchings then for his paintings, among them fine work after Paulus Potter. Paulus Potter (1625-1654) This painter from Enkhuizen died in Amsterdam when he was not even 30 years old as one of the better known Dutch painters. Potter was one of the first artists ever to choose animals as his main subject. In this he was sublime. He was in many eyes the most heralded Dutch animal artist. His art is all the more remarkable considering that he died at the age of twenty-nine and thus his oeuvre is small in number. Both a painter and printmaker he created only eighteen etchings.
Condition: Fair, given age. No margins, cut to the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.