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Portrait of Cornelis van Someren
Aelbert Cuyp

This portrait probably shows Cornelis van Someren (1593–1649), a prominent Dordrecht doctor who in 1649 was 56, the age inscribed on the picture. This seems to be confirmed by the portrait’s pendant (Minneapolis Institute of Arts), which says the female sitter is 49 years old, matching the age of Anna Blocken (1599–1671), Cornelis van Someren’s wife.

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 Aelbert Cuyp
Artist dates 1620 - 1691
Full title Portrait of Cornelis van Someren
Date made 1649
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 68.9 x 60.2 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit Bought, 1869
Inventory number NG797
Location in Gallery Not on display
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