15 October 2003
A Dutch Delft blue and white square pastoral plaque
Late 17th Century
After a painting by Nicolaas Berghem (1620-1683), depicting a huge standing cow milked by a kneeled maiden, flanked by a standing peasant girl holding a basket beside a dog, further with shrubbery and a domed tea house or Theekoepeltje to the left, within a trellised border enhanced with flowerheads, with canted corners, the upper part pierced with two openings for hanging, within a recessed black wooden frame outlined in gilt
33 x 33 cm. including frame
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For a comparable plaque dated 1660 in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam see: D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Delft, München, 1984, p. 271, ill. 237.
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