Cattle in an Orchard, Pieter Gerardus van Os, c. 1790 - c. 1815
The Hague artist Pieter Gerardus van Os was inspired from a young age by the work of 17th-century artists. Particularly the sheep and goats in drawings by Nicolaes Berchem and Karel du Jardin served him as models. This worked-up drawing was probably intended for sale as an independent work of art. The artist coloured in the entire sheet – almost like a painting – and, moreover, signed it.