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Paulus Potter

Qualifications
print artist, painter, draftsman
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Enkhuizen 1625-11/1625-11-20
baptized on 20 November 1625 in the Reformed Church of Enkhuizen
Deceased
Amsterdam 1654-01/1654-01-17
on 17 January 1654 buried in Nieuwezijds Chapel in Amsterdam
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Pieter Symonsz. Potter; married with Adriana van Balkenende, with whom he made a will on 2 January 1653 (De Vries 1885)
See also
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1641 - 1654
earliest dated works in 1641 (Buijsen 1998, p. 225)
Active in
  • Amsterdam 1631 - 1646
    in 1631 he moved with his parents to Amsterdam
  • Delft 1646
    on 6 August 1646 he became a member of the painters' guild in Delfts as a master-painter. The amount he had to pay points to the fact that he came from outside the city (Walsh 1994/95, p. 12)
  • Den Haag 1649 - 1652
    in or before 1649; in 1649 enrolled as master-painter in the painters' guild, two years after his father had settled in The Hague. Since 1649 he lived on Dunne Bierkade 17, property of Jan van Goyen (Walsh 1994/95, p. 12). On 3 July 1650 married with Adriana van Balckeneynde (Walsh 1994/95, p. 13)
  • Amsterdam 1652 - 1654
    since 1 May 1652 until his death again living in Amsterdam
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
peasant genre, animal painting (genre), history (as a genre), hunting scene, landscape (as genre), architecture (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-01-24; Modification on: 2018-08-28

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