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The Resting Cows: C.2469-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


The Resting Cows


Production: Unidentified Delft factory




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue. Octagonal, painted on the front with a pastoral landscape with mountains in the distance and trees on the right. In the foreground there are two recumbent cows and one standing behind and to the right of them. On the extreme right there is a seated woman, and on the left a goat. The reverse is dated '1658'.


History note: Mr Rochelle Thomas, King Street, London from whom bought for £32 on 8 December 1924 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Beqiuest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.9 cm
Width: 22.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


17th Century, Mid#
Production date: dated AD 1658


The landscape is after an etching, 'The Resting Cows', by Nicholas Berchem (1620-1683)

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1658
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2469-1928
Primary reference Number: 73559
Old object number: 4475
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 July 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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