Portrait of a Bearded Man

This may be a portrait of Jacob Cuyp, the painter's father, with whom Aelbert trained and who was 56 in 1649. There is, however, no documented portrait of Jacob Cuyp.

Aelbert Cuyp is best known for his Italianate landscapes bathed in warm sunlight. The National Gallery owns several of them, for example 'River Landscape with Horseman and Peasants'.

Key facts

Artist dates
1620 - 1691
Full title
Portrait of a Bearded Man
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
68.9 x 60.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1869
Inventory number
Location in Gallery