Studio of Rubens
Milkmaid with Cows
Oil on Panel
45 × 54.5 cm. (13 ³/₄ × 21 ¹/₂ in.)
FURTHER INFORMATION:Enlarged with a wooden plank above with 2.5 cm. Stamped with the Antwerp Guild Mark.
Pentimenti are visible under infrared (see photographs) but also with the naked eye, partly for another composition which has nothing to do with ours. The painting has probably been reduced (see original wooden attached plank above and pentimenti referring to another composition with figures).
Our painting is connected to 2 paintings by Rubens: Polder landscape with 11 cows" (Alte Pinakothek, München", Inv. Nr 322, ca 1615) and Landscape with cows and Sportsmen" (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Inv. Nr. 2013, ca 1620-1630). Yet with major changes in figuration and landscape.