|Title||A Bull in a Landscape|
|Artist||Kobell, Jan, II (Dutch artist, 1778-1814)|
|Date Earliest||about 1800|
|Date Latest||about 1810|
|Description||Set against the sky, the figure of the bull stands firmly, looking out at the viewer. The strength of the bull is conveyed by its being placed next to a goat. In this depiction of a bull Kobell demonstrated his skill in representing cattle, for which he was internationally regarded. This sensitive portrayal reflects a growing interest in scenes with livestock in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, which followed seventeenth-century precedents such as The Bull by Paulus Potter (Mauritshuis, The Hague).|
|Current Accession Number||WATMC:2004.455|
|Former Accession Number||M29|
|Subject||landscape; animal (bull, goat)|
|Measurements||35 x 30 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Bequeathed by E. T. Burr 1930.|
|Publications||Harwood, L. B., Paintings and Watercolour Drawings in the Watford Museum: A Catalogue of Selected Pictures, Watford, 1992, cat. no. 93, pp. 60-61, ill. no. 34.|
For an example of the work of Paulus Potter, see: Brière-Misme, C., La Peinture Hollandaise, Paris and Brussels, 1927, ill. no. 35b.
The date of the bequest by Mr Burr is unknown.
|Rights Owner||Watford Museum|