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  • Dionys van Dongen (1748 - 1819)
  • Cattle
  • Netherlands
  • c. 1797
  • p736
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 40.3 x 37.4 cm
  • Signature: '… Dongen.'
  • P147
  • Hall
Further Reading
  • Comparable to other works by the artist dating from the 1790s, this picture demonstrates Van Dongen’s reliance on the stylistic models of the seventeenth-century masters Potter and Cuyp (cf. Potter, 'The Milkmaid', P219, and Cuyp, 'The Avenue at Meerdervoort', P51). It is one of countless late eighteenth and nineteenth-century paintings evoking the art of the seventeenth century - popular because of its decorative qualities and often, for painters from the Low Countries, for its nationalist appeal.