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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.

Date:

c. 1643/45

Artist:

Aelbert Cuyp
Dutch, 1621–1691

About this artwork

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Aelbert Cuyp

Title

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

Origin

Dordrecht

Date

1640–1648

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed, lower left: A:cüyp

Dimensions

15 3/4 × 21 5/8 in. (40 × 55 cm)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Fund

Reference Number

2003.169

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