Potter's Bull

Thomas Mesker1885

Wyoming State Museum

Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne, United States

This is a copy made by Thomas Mesker in 1885 of the painting of Paulus Potter, a Dutch painter, 1625-1654, called the Young Bull. The original hangs in the art gallery of the Hague.

Oil painting on canvas "Potter's Bull" by Thomas Mesker. It depicts a standing, short-horned, bull. A brown, white faced bovine lies behind bull. H 71.5" x W 100"

A hole in the foreleg of reclining animal and in ground were reportedly shot by John C. Coble while hanging in the Cheyenne Club bar.


  • Title: Potter's Bull
  • Creator: Thomas Mesker
  • Date Created: 1885

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