POTTER, Dutch family of painters and draughtsmen

Pieter Potter produced paintings in all the main genres; he was overshadowed by his son, Paulus Potter, with whose works his have often been confused. Pieter signed his paintings P. Potter, whereas Paulus typically signed Paulus Potter. F. 16.... Paulus was one of the foremost 17th-century artists to depict animals. His detailed images of cattle, horses and other farm animals in landscape settings are presented in highly accomplished paintings, drawings and etchings and offer a striking, artfully naturalistic vision of the Dutch rural scene. His works were particularly popular with French and British collectors in the late 18th century and the 19th.