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Print

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1801 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kobell, Jan II, born 1778 - died 1814 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Intaglio print on thin, water-marked laid paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1641-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 2, box B

Physical description

The heads of two horned cattle, side-by-side. The animal on the left is viewed almost in profile, facing to the right of the image, with its head slightly turned and a rope bound around the top of its head. The animal on the right, faces to the left of the image but has its head turned to the viewer. Around its neck it wears a collar with a large tag on it which is signed 'J. Kobell 1801'. Part of a watermark is visible in the paper, between the two cows, showing half of an ovoid motif, with the letters 'G R' below it.

Place of Origin

Europe (probably, made)

Date

1801 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Kobell, Jan II, born 1778 - died 1814 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Intaglio print on thin, water-marked laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J. Kobell'
Signed, bottom-left corner of plate impression.

'J. Kobell 1801'
Signed on the tag around the neck of the cow to the right of the image.

Partial watermark, between the two cows, showing half of an ovoid motif, with the letters 'G R' below it.

Dimensions

Height: 18 cm sheet, Width: 23.9 cm sheet, Height: 14.5 cm plate impression, Width: 20 cm plate impression

Descriptive line

The heads of two horned cattle, side-by-side. Intaglio print on thin laid paper. By J. Kobell. 1801.

Production Note

The print is signed 'J. Kobell' (although it does also appear to read as 'Kobelt'). It is most probably Jan Kobell (II) as he specialised in paintings of cattle and other livestock in the style of Paulus Potter.

Materials

Printing ink; Laid paper

Techniques

Intaglio printing

Subjects depicted

Cattle; Rope; Collar

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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