Bucolic Landscape - Attributed to Albert CUYP

Times : XVII°

Bucolic Landscape - Attributed to Albert CUYP

Signed: unsigned
Period: Dutch School XVII
Theme : Landscape
Technique: Oil on parquet panel
Size: With frame 107 x 82 cm - Without frame 81 x 56 cm
Frame: Old wooden frame and golden stucco

Technique used / Oil on parquet panel

Dimensions : 82 x 107 cm

Framing : Old wooden frame and golden stucco

Single work

Number of copies : 1

The Artist :

Albert, Aelbert or Aelbrecht Jacobsz. Cuyp 1620/1691

Dutch School

Master: Jacob Cuyp

Influenced by: Jan Both, Claude Lorrain, Jan Van Goyen, Salomon Van Ruisdael

( Dordrecht, October 20, 1620 - id., Buried November 15, 1691), is a Dutch landscape painter (United Provinces) of the Golden Century, from an illustrious line of active artists in Dordrecht.

Albert Cuyp was born in Dordrecht on October 20, 1620. He will be the only child of Jacob Cuyp , a painter of history and a portraitist, with whom he learns his art and of which he becomes the closest collaborator. His uncle, Benjamin Gerritsz. Cuyp (1612-1652) was a painter himself too. Subsequently, Albert Cuyp exercises to live the trade of brewer, and it is rather for taste that he paints.

His first paintings he made in the late 1630s. In 1642, he visited the north of the country for the first time, including the cities of Rhenen, Arnhem, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Leiden and The Hague. During a second voyage in 1651-1652, he returned to Arnhem, and went to Nijmegen, Elten, Emmerich, Cleves and Kalkar. These stays will mark his work. It succeeds in the landscape, in the views of roads with travelers - works in which animals are often represented -, rivers and seas crisscrossed by ships.

In 1658, he married a woman from the good society, Cornelia Boschman who, widow of Johan Van den Corput, had three children from this previous marriage. At that time, Albert Cuyp already had an impressive career as a painter. The following year, the couple gives birth to a girl.

After 1660, he held various positions in the Reformed Church and, since his financial situation was now assured, his artistic production became increasingly rare. His last known works date from 1665, but at that time, however, he still had at least one apprentice, either Abraham or Barent Van Calraet .

Albert Cuyp died in November 1691, four years after his wife. He is buried on November 15 in the Augustijnenkerk ("The Augustinian Church") in Dordrecht.

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