Aelbert Cuyp

Peasants and Cattle by the River Merwede

L60.jpg
L60.jpg

Aelbert Cuyp
Peasants and Cattle by the River Merwede

c. 1658-1660 Zu sehen in Saal 12

Two cowherds and their cattle stand in the low sunlight by the river Merwede. A horseman has just passed by. In the distance, we can see the ruins of Huis te Merwede, a little outside the city of Dordrecht.

Cuyp specialised in this sort of landscape with animals bathed in a warm glow. This lighting effect was the trademark of artists who painted Italianate landscapes. Cuyp adopted their technique in his landscapes, which are otherwise unmistakeably Dutch.

Technische Daten
L60.jpg

Aelbert Cuyp
Peasants and Cattle by the River Merwede

c. 1658-1660 Zu sehen in Saal 12

The National Gallery, London. Bequethed by John Staniforth Beckett, 1889
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Details

Allgemeine Informationen
Aelbert Cuyp (Dordrecht 1620 - 1691 Dordrecht)
Peasants and Cattle by the River Merwede
c. 1658-1660
painting
L60
Saal 12
Material und technische Daten
oil
panel
50.8 x 38.1 cm
Inschriften
rechtsonder: A.cuyp

Ursprung

On loan from the National Gallery, London, since 2007