The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Sheep and Cows
  • Eugène (-Joseph) Verboeckhoven (1798 - 1881)
  • Sheep and Cows
  • Belgium
  • 1844
  • Painting
  • Oil on mahogany panel
  • Image size: 40.5 x 56.5 cm
    Frame size: 68 x 83 x 2.5 cm
  • Signature: 'Eugène Verboeckhoven f.1844'
  • P622
  • Reserve Gallery
Further Reading
  • A characteristic example of Verboeckhoven’s scenes of sheep and cattle reminiscent of Paulus Potter (cf. Potter, 'The Milkmaid', P219). This is one of countless 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.