A Boy holding a Grey Horse

This picture is attributed to Calraet because of its closeness in style to signed paintings by him. It does, however, bear a false Cuyp signature and in the past has been catalogued as his work. The horse in particular appears in pictures by both artists.

It is not unusual for paintings by Calraet to be mistaken for works by Cuyp. There are several versions of this subject, including one (London, Wallace Collection) which is also falsely signed as the work of Cuyp.

Key facts

Artist dates
1642 - 1722
Full title
A Boy holding a Grey Horse
Date made
probably 1670-1722
Medium and support
Oil on oak
36.2 x 32.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery