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A View of Vianen with a Herdsman and Cattle by a River

A work made of oil on panel.
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  • A work made of oil on panel.


c. 1643/45


Aelbert Cuyp
Dutch, 1621–1691

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Aelbert Cuyp never traveled to Italy, yet he employed the golden light typical of southern Europe to dramatize his distinctly Dutch pastoral subjects. He enhanced views of the meandering rivers and flat terrain with cows and sheep, animals that abounded in the local countryside. In this relatively early painting, his use of a warm, monochrome color palette reflects the influence of his older contemporary, Jan van Goyen, whose work is on view nearby.


On View, Gallery 213


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Aelbert Cuyp


A View of Vianen with a Herdsman and Cattle by a River


Dordrecht (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on panel


Inscribed, lower left: A:cüyp


40 × 55 cm (15 3/4 × 21 5/8 in.)

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Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Fund

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