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Johannes Janson
Dutch (1729 - 1784) Primary



The Cow with Two Sheep

18th century
Etching

Plate
3.543 x 5.472 in. (9 x 13.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: JNE.179
Geography: Europe, Netherlands
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Culture/Nationality: Dutch
Collection: John N. Estabrook Collection

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  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • animals
  • cows - Adult females of cattle, bison, camel, dolphin, elephant, elk, giraffe, hippopotamus, moose, oxen, rhinoceros, seal, walrus, whale, and other animals.
  • Dutch - Refers to the culture of the modern nation of the Netherlands, or in general to cultures that have occupied the same area in northwestern Europe along the North Sea. It is often used to distinguish the culture of the northern historic Netherlands from "Flemish," which is the culture of the southern Netherlands or Flanders. It may also be used to refer in general to the culture of Germanic or Teutonic peoples; however, this meaning is seldom found in modern texts.
  • etchings - Prints made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."
  • landscapes - Creative works, usually two-dimensional, depicting an outdoor scene dominated by the land, hills, fields, sky, trees, fields, rivers or other bodies of water, and other natural elements. Landscapes may include a near point of view in the foreground, but also usually depict a view into the distance. Landscapes may contain architecture or figures, but the primary focus remains the land. When an ocean, sea, or other large body of water dominates the picture, use "seascapes." For actual areas of land rather than depictions, use "landscapes (environments)."
  • windmills - Buildings or devices with sails or vanes that turn in the wind and generate power. The devices operate by means of a rotating shaft on which sails are mounted or placed at an angle so that the force of wind against them causes rotation, which in turn produced energy. Windmills were historically used chiefly in flat districts for operating a mill to grind grain or pump water; the older and most characteristic European form consists of a conical mill-house with a dome or cap supporting four sails. Modern devices tap the wind to produce electricity by using a disk of sails mounted on a framework.

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Additional Image JNE.179_BMC_f_2.jpg
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Dimensions
  • Plate Dimensions: 3.543 x 5.472 in. (9 x 13.9 cm)

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/166145 |title=The Cow with Two Sheep |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=5/20/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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