Aelbert Cuyp

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1620 - 1691
Cuyp was the great interpreter of the Dutch landscape in the Italianate manner. Early landscapes like 'A River Scene with Distant Windmills' are influenced by van Goyen, some of whose paintings show Dordrecht, Cuyp's home town. The work of Utrecht painters, especially Jan Both, who returned from Italy about 1641, helped to turn Cuyp's interest towards large-scale landscapes in the Italianate manner.

Cuyp was the son of the Dordrecht portrait and animal painter, Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp. His occasional portraits, like the 'Portrait of a Bearded Man' in the Collection, reflect his training with his father. Though based in Dordrecht throughout his life, Cuyp travelled widely in Holland, making drawings. In 1658 he married a wealthy widow and appears to have painted little thereafter.

Related paintings

A Herdsman with Five Cows by a River
Aelbert Cuyp
about 1650-5
A Herdsman with Five Cows by a River
A Hilly Landscape with Figures
Aelbert Cuyp
about 1655-60
A Hilly Landscape with Figures
A Landscape with Horseman, Herders and Cattle
Aelbert Cuyp
probably about 1655-60
A Landscape with Horseman, Herders and Cattle
A River Scene with Distant Windmills
Aelbert Cuyp
about 1640-2
A River Scene with Distant Windmills
Sijctghen Duck
Aelbert Cuyp
1647-50
Sijctghen Duck
The Large Dort
Aelbert Cuyp
about 1650
The Large Dort
The Maas at Dordrecht in a Storm
Aelbert Cuyp
about 1645-50
The Maas at Dordrecht in a Storm
The Small Dort
Aelbert Cuyp
about 1650-2
The Small Dort
Ubbergen Castle
Aelbert Cuyp
about 1655
Ubbergen Castle
A Herdsman with Seven Cows by a River
Imitator of Aelbert Cuyp
probably about 1750-1800
A Herdsman with Seven Cows by a River