Aelbert Cuyp

1620 The son of a painter, he is baptised in Dordrecht.

1639 First signed and dated works.

1651 or 2 Travelled up the Rhine into Germany. Many of the sketches he made during this journey were used as the basis for later works.

1658 Marries Cornelia Boschman, a wealthy widow. Cuyp’s artistic output dwindles after his marriage as his other responsibilities increase.

1672 Becomes an elder of the Reformed Church.

1673 Appointed as a member of the High Court of South Holland.

1691 Dies in Dordrecht.


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Aelbert Cuyp - Selected Works

c1645 Herdsmen with Cows, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery

c1645–6 A View of the Maas at Dordrecht, Malibu, J Paul Getty Museum

c1650 Dordrecht: Sunrise, New York, Frick Collection

c1650 The Maas at Dordrecht, Washington, National Gallery of Art

c1650 Cows in a River, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts

1653 Starting for the Hunt, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1654 The Valkhof at Nijmegen, Indianapolis Museum of Art

c1655 Ubbergen Castle, London, National Gallery

1650–55 Huntsman Halted, Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

c1655 View of Dordrecht, London, Kenwood House

1657 River Landscape with Riders, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

late 1650s River Landscape with Horseman and Peasants, London, National Gallery

1660 River Landscape with a Horseman talking to a Shepherdess, London, National Gallery

c1660 A Road Near a River, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery

Aelbert Cuyp - Featured Paintings

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