VELDE, Adriaen van de
(b. 1636, Amsterdam, d. 1672, Amsterdam)

A Cow and Three Sheep

Red chalk, 195 x 310 mm
Historisch Museum, Amsterdam

Adriaen van de Velde made many preliminary studies, generally in red or black chalk, of cows oxen, sheep and landscapes going out into the countryside. He used these studies for his painted compositions. This drawing was used for The Hut in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.