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image of The Maas at Dordrecht Aelbert Cuyp (artist)
Dutch, 1620 - 1691
The Maas at Dordrecht, c. 1650
oil on canvas
overall: 114.9 x 170.2 cm (45 1/4 x 67 in.) framed: 151.1 x 205.1 x 15.2 cm (59 1/2 x 80 3/4 x 6 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1940.2.1
On View
From the Tour: Dutch Still Lifes and Landscapes of the 1600s
Object 2 of 8

1752Hoet, Gerard. Catalogus of naamlyst van schilderyen. 2 vols. The Hague, 1752: 2:490.
1753Descamps, Jean Baptiste. La vie des peintres flamands, allemands et hollandais. 4 vols. Paris, 1753–1763: 2(1754):80.
1815British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom. Catalogue of pictures by Rubens, Rembrandt, Vandyke, and other artists of the Flemish and Dutch Schools. Exh. cat. British Institution, London, 1815: 17, no. 67.
1822Burnet, John. Practical hints on Composition in Painting. London, 1822: 14-15, pl. 2, fig.4 (etching).
1824Buchanan, William. Memoirs of Painting. 2 vols. London, 1824: 2:192, no. 10.
1829Smith, John. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters. 9 vols. London, 1829-1842: 5(1834):311, no. 98.
1854Jervis-White-Jervis, Lady Marian. Painting and Celebrated Painters, Ancient and Modern. 2 vols. London, 1854: 2:217, 326.
1854Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated Mss.. 3 vols. Translated by Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake. London, 1854: 2:313, 316.
1867British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts in the United Kingdom. Catalogue of pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French and English masters: with which the proprietors have favoured the Institution. June 1867. Exh. cat. British Institution, London, 1867: 17, no. 67.
1880Burnet, John. "Practical Hints on Light and Shade in Painting." In A Treatise on Painting in Four Parts. Reprint. London, 1880: Part 2:14-15, pl. 2, fig. 4 (etching).
1884Veth, G. H. "Aelbert Cuyp, Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp en Benjamin Cuyp." Oud Holland 2 (1884): 284, no. 70.
1891Cundall, Frank. The Landscape and Pastoral Painters of Holland: Ruisdael, Hobbema, Cuijp, Potter. Illustrated biographies of the great artists. London, 1891: 96-97, 163.
1892Temple, Alfred G. Descriptive catalogue of the loan collection of pictures. Exh. cat. Art Gallery of the Corporation of London, 1892: no. 85.
1906Wurzbach, Alfred von. Niederlandisches Kunstler-Lexikon. 3 vols. Vienna, 1906-1911: 1(1906):367.
1907Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts. 10 vols. Esslingen and Paris, 1907-1928: 2(1908):16, no. 28.
1907Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. 8 vols. Translated by Edward G. Hawke. London, 1907-1927: 2(1909):15-16, no. 28.
1913Graves, Algernon. A Century of Loan Exhibitions, 1813–1912. 5 vols. London, 1913-1915: 1(1913):240, 243, 245, 250.
1925Washburn Freund, F. E. "Eine Ausstellung niederländischer Malerei in Detroit." Der Cicerone 17 (1925): 460.
1925Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Loan Exhibition of Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat. Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1925: no. 3.
1926Art Gallery of Toronto. Catalogue of inaugural exhibition. Exh. cat. Art Gallery of Toronto. Toronto, 1926: 36, no. 143.
1928Grafton Galleries. Exhibition of art treasures. Exh. cat. Grafton Galleries, London, 1928: no. 1424.
1928"America Lends Dutch Paintings to London Show." Art News (29 December 1928): 1.
1929Bauch, Kurt. "Ausstellung holländischer Kunst von 1450–1900 in London." Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst 63 (1929): 9-23.
1929Borenius, Tancred. "Die holländische Ausstellung in London." Pantheon 3 (February 1929): 64.
1929Rutter, Frank. "Notes from Abroad." International Studio 92 (1929): 64-66.
1929Martin, Wilhelm. "Last Words on the Dutch Exhibition." The Connoisseur 83 (1929): 131–142.
1929Zwartendijk, J. "Wijzigingen in onzen smaak naar aanleiding van de tentoonstelling van Hollandsche kunst, te London gehouden." Elsevier’s Geïllustreerd Maandschrift 67, no. 6 (1929): 391, 393, pl. 87.
1929Martin, Wilhelm. "Die holländische Ausstellung in London." Der Kunstwanderer 10, no. 1 (1929): 199–202, 299–303.
1929Witt, Robert Clermont. Exhibition of Dutch art, 1450-1900. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1929: no. 267.
1929Gibson, W. "The Dutch Exhibition at Burlington House." Apollo 9 (January 1929): 84, repro.
1930Schneider, Hans. "Aelbert Cuyp: The Maas near Dordrecht." In Unknown Masterpieces in Public and Private Collections. Edited by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. London, 1930: no. 57, repro.
1930Schneider, Hans. "Aelbert Cuyp: The Maas near Dordrecht." In Unknown Masterpieces in Public and Private Collections. Wilhelm R. Valentiner, ed. London, 1930: n.p., pl. 57.
1935Exposition Universelle et Internationale. Cinq siécles d'art. Exh. cat. Exposition Universelle et Internationale, Brussels, 1935: no. 714..
1936Pelinck, Egbert. Catalogus van de tentoonstelling van oude kunst uit het bezit van den internationalen handel. Exh. cat. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1936: 9, no. 37.
1936Hennus, M. F. "Tentoonstelling oude kunst uit het bezit van den intemationalen handel." Maandblad voor Beeldende Kunsten 13 (1936): 229-230, repro.
1939Lambotte, Paul. Les beaux-arts a l'exposition internationale de l'eau à Liège. Paris, 1939: 196, repro.
1939Detroit Institute of Arts. Loan Exhibition of Dutch Landscape Paintings. Exh. cat. Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1939: unpaginated, no. 7, repro.
1939Exposition internationale de Liège. Rétrospective d'art, peinture, sculpture, tapisserie, gravure, art japonais. Liége, 1939: 37, no. 54.
1941Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 209, repro.
1941National Gallery of Art. Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Washington, 1941: 51, no. 501.
1942Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 249, repro. 23.
1949Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 97, repro.
1952Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 104, color repro.
1960Baird, Thomas P. Dutch Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art 7. Washington, 1960: 20, color repro.
1961Reitlinger, Gerald. The Rise and Fall of Picture Prices 1760-1960. (Vol. 1 of The Economics of Taste). London, 1961: 204.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. New York, 1963: 196, repro.
1965National Gallery of Art. Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. Washington, 1965: 35.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1: 244, color repro.
1966Stechow, Wolfgang. Dutch Landscape Painting of the Seventeenth Century. Kress Foundation Studies in the History of European Art 1. London, 1966: 119, fig. 237.
1968National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 29, repro.
1973Bol, Laurens J. Die holländische Marinemalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts. Braunschweig, 1973: 268-269, fig. 271.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 296-297, repro.
1975Reiss, Stephen. Aelbert Cuyp. Boston, 1975: 143, no. 104, repro., 204, 212.
1975National Gallery of Art. European paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. Washington, 1975: 90, repro.
1976Hoet, Gerard. Catalogus of naamlyst van schilderyen. 3 vols. Reprint of 1752 ed. with supplement by Pieter Terwesten, 1770. Soest, 1976: 2:490.
1977Butlin, Martin, and Evelyn Joll. The Paintings of J. M. W. Turner. 2 vols. Studies in British Art. New Haven, 1977: 2:92.
1978Reiss, Stephen. "The Old Guardhouse by Aelbert Cuyp." The Burlington Magazine 120 (February 1978): 88 n 12.
1979Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 79, pl. 66.
1982Reitlinger, Gerald. The Economics of Taste: The Rise and Fall of Picture Prices, 1760–1960. 3 vols. Reprint. New York, 1982: 2:204.
1984Butlin, Martin, and Evelyn Joll. The Paintings of J. M. W Turner. 2 vols. Rev. ed. New Haven, 1984: 104.
1984Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Dutch Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1984: 22-23, repro.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 297, no. 392, color repro.
1985National Gallery of Art. European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. Washington, 1985: 109, repro.
1986Ford, Terrence, compiler and ed. Inventory of Music Iconography, no. 1. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York 1986: 5, no. 124.
1986Sutton, Peter C. A Guide to Dutch Art in America. Washington and Grand Rapids, 1986: 306.
1990Broos, Ben P. J., ed. Great Dutch Paintings from America. Exh. cat. Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The Hague and Zwolle, 1990: no. 17, 212-217, color repro. 212.
1990Russell, Margarita. "Aelbert Cuyp. The Maas at Dordrecht: The Great Assembly of the Dutch Armed Forces, June–July 1646." Dutch Crossing 40 (1990): 31-82.
1991Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 156, 158, color repro.
1992National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1992: 129, repro.
1992Chong, Alan. "Aelbert Cuyp and the Meanings of Landscape." Ph.D. dissertation, New York University, 1992: 409, no. 161.
1995Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. New York, 1995: 793, fig. 19-52.
1995Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1995: 36-43, color repro. 39.
2001Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Aelbert Cuyp. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; National Gallery, London; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Washington, 2001: no. 28, 146-149.
2002Kloek, W. Th. Aelbert Cuyp: land, water, light. Rijksmuseum dossiers. Translated by Lynne Richards. Zwolle, 2002: 31, fig. 42.
2002Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr., and Anna Tummers. "Aelbert Cuyp peintre de l'Arcadie hollandaise." L'Estampille-L'Objet d'Art 367 (February 2002): 38, repro.
2002Kaufmann, Thomas DaCosta, ed. L'art flamand et hollandais: Belgique et Pays-Bas, 1520-1914. Paris, 2002: 213, 219, fig. 190.
2003Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Treasures of Art in Great Britain. Translated by Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake. Facsimile edition of London 1854. London, 2003: 2:313, 316.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 184-185, no. 145, color repro.
2005Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. Rev. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, 2005: 773, color fig. 19.60.
2008Suchtelen, Ariane van, and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. Pride of Place: Dutch cityscapes of the Golden Age. Exh. cat. Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague; National Gallery of Art, Washington. Zwolle, 2008: 102-105, 211, no. 15, repro.

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