Aelbert Cuyp

Equestrian Portrait of Pieter de Roovere (1602-1652)

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Aelbert Cuyp
Equestrian Portrait of Pieter de Roovere (1602-1652)

1650 Visitabile tra Sala 12

Pieter de Roovere, Lord of Hardinxveld, is sitting high on his horse, pointing with his whip to the salmon the fisherman is showing him. In the background, his men are salmon fishing – the main source of income in the village of Hardinxveld. The sky is dark, but there is still a strip of golden sunlight to be seen on the horizon.

Cuyp, who worked in the neighbouring town of Dordrecht, chose a remarkably low vantage point here, making De Roovere tower above us and emphasising his impressive appearance.

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Aelbert Cuyp
Equestrian Portrait of Pieter de Roovere (1602-1652)

1650 Visitabile tra Sala 12

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Informazioni generali
Aelbert Cuyp (Dordrecht 1620 - 1691 Dordrecht)
Equestrian Portrait of Pieter de Roovere (1602-1652)
1650
painting
25
Sala 12
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
oil
canvas
154 x 123.5 cm
Iscrizione
linksonder: A. cuijp

Origine

Probably Pieter de Roovere and his heirs, Dordrecht; Ocker Repelaer van Driel, Dordrecht, 1804-1820; purchased, 1820 (exhibited in the Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague); transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822