POTTER, Pieter Symonsz.
(b. ca. 1598, Enkhuizen, d. 1652, Amsterdam)

Landscape with Ruins

Oil on panel, 40 x 40 cm
Private collection

Pieter Potter, the father of the animal painter Paulus Potter, was specialized in landscapes, genre scenes, and still-lifes. His son may have been inspired by the cattle he painted.

The painting is signed and dated at lower left: P. Potter f. 1636.