A River Scene with Distant Windmills

Aelbert Cuyp, who was later to develop a personal interpretation of the so-called Dutch Italianate landscape style, began his career as a landscape artist in the near-monochrome manner of Jan van Goyen. This work, showing a calm river scene with small boats and windmills on the low horizon, was painted shortly before he changed his style under the influence of Jan Both, who returned from Italy in 1641.

Key facts

Artist dates
1620 - 1691
Full title
A River Scene with Distant Windmills
Date made
about 1640-2
Medium and support
Oil on oak
35.6 x 52.4 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery