Potter's style in this work is very close to that of Karel Dujardin as seen, for example, in a painting of 1656 in the National Gallery, 'Farm Animals with a Boy and Herdswoman'. Although Dujardin was the older artist, Potter may well have been the originator of this style.

Key facts

Artist dates
1625 - 1654
Full title
A Landscape with Cows, Sheep and Horses by a Barn
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
57.7 x 52.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
Location in Gallery