Aelbert Cuyp (1620 - 1691), one of the foremost landscape painters of the Dutch golden age, is particularly known for evocative representations of the Dutch countryside drenched in an atmospheric golden light. He also painted a number of biblical and mythological pictures as well as an occasional portrait. An exceptional draftsman, he created sensitive drawings of the countryside, many of which served as models for his paintings. Quiet in atmosphere and grand in appearance, Cuyp’s paintings and drawings had an enormous appeal for the English aristocracy of the later eighteenth century and for American collectors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The present show is the first international loan exhibition devoted entirely to the work of this extraordinary artist.

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Image to right: Aelbert Cuyp, The Valkhof at Nijmegen from the Northwest, mid-1650s, 19 1/4 x 29 in., Indianapolis Museum of Art

 

 

 

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