Paulus Potter

The Blacksmith

Paulus Potter - The Blacksmith


Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century, Washington; New York and Oxford, 1995, pp. 197-200
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 380


Dominique Bertrand Clemens, Ghent
his sale, Salle de la Confrerie de Saint George, Ghent, 23 September 1777 and days following, nr. 49, bought in
his brother, Jacques Clemens, canon of St. Bavo's Cathedral (1713-1779), Ghent
his sale, Maison Mortuaire, Ghent, 21 June 1779 and days following, nr. 212
Neijman, Amsterdam
Johan Philip de Monté, Utrecht
his widow
her sale, A. Lamme, Rotterdam, 4-5 July 1825, nr. 1
with Lambert Jean Nieuwenhuys, Brussels
Comte François-Alexandre-Charles Perregaux (1791-1837), Paris
his estate sale, Galerie Le Brun, Paris, 8-9 December 1841, nr. 26
George. Madame Autran, Marseille, by 1867
with Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris, in 1898
M. Rodolphe Kann (died 1905), Paris and Marseilles, by 1900
purchased 1907 with the entire Kann collection by Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris
sold 1909 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
gift 1942 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1942.9.52

Other works by Paulus Potter

Paulus Potter Landscape with Two Cows and a Goat
Landscape with Two Cows and a Goat

Paulus Potter Landscape with cattle and milkmaid
Landscape with cattle and milkmaid

Paulus Potter Two Cows and a Bull
Two Cows and a Bull

Paulus Potter The Bull
The Bull

Paulus Potter
The Blacksmith
48.3 x 45.7 cm
Oil on panel
Signed and dated center left in transom frame above doorway: paulus potter f. 1648
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Widener Collection