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Qualifications
painter, draftsman, glass painter, manufacturer of Cuir de Cordoue
trained as a glass painter, started painting in oils in Leiden (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 163)
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Enkhuizen 1597/1600
c. 1597-1600; his statements on his age are contradictory (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
Deceased
Amsterdam 1652-09/1652-10-04
buried 4 Oktober 1652 (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
father of Paulus Potter, brother-in-law of Willem Bartsius (Thieme/Becker)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Enkhuizen 1620 - 1628
    c. 1620-1628
  • Leiden 1628 - 1631
  • Amsterdam 1631 - 1652
  • Delft 1646 - 1647
  • Den Haag 1647 - 1649
    member of the guild in The Hague in 1647; according to Willigen/Meijer the same goes for his eldest Pieter Potter II (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 163)
born in
active in
died in
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.
genre, landscape (as genre), portrait, animal painting (genre), military genre, farm still life, vanitas
his works, consistent signed P. Potter, show a large variety of outdoor scenes (The Hague, Rotterdam, Poitiers) and genre interiors (Copenhagen, Dublin); a vanitasstileven in Heidelberg of 1636 in Berlin, of 1638 in the Inst. Néerl. in Paris and of 1646 in Amsterdam; a farm still-life from 1631 in Warsaw, in Heidelberg from 16 [3] 4 (not 1624), and one signed and dated 1632 at Sotheby's on Nov 1. 2001 (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 163)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Member of
  • Sint-Lucasgilde (Delft)
    He was registered at the Saint Lucas guild in Delft on 6 August 1646 (Obreen 1877-1890, vol. 1, p. 40)
  • Sint-Lucasgilde (Den Haag)
    He was registered at the Saint Lucas guild in The Hague in 1647 (Obreen 1877-1890, vol. 3, p. 263)
Entered on: 1992-01-24; Modification on: 2018-01-10

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