One of Dordrecht's most renowned artists of the Dutch Golden Age is Aelbert Cuyp
, who influenced the likes of Thomas Gainsborough and J.M.W.
Other artists drew on their travels or imaginations, exemplified by Frans Post's mixture of fantasy and observation in "A Brazilian Landscape" (1650) and Aelbert Cuyp
's idyllic scene in "Young Herdsmen with Cows" (c.
This problem is largely debated in his "Lectures about Landscape" (1897), where he classifies the schools of landscape and indicates their main representatives: heroic (Titiani, classical (Nicolo Poussin), pastoral (Aelbert Cuyp
) and contemplative (Turner) (Cook and Wadderburn, 1903: vol.
In which artistic field did Aelbert Cuyp
(or Kuyp) become well known?
The original collection, which Hope sold off gradually, included works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto, Tintoretto and Aelbert Cuyp
, many of which were auctioned off at Christie's.
Bonington, in the ample time Gros left his pupils, made watercolour sketches of the pictures in the Louvre; particularly, one suspects, of the seascapes of Aelbert Cuyp
and the two Ruisdaels, Salomon and his nephew Jacob.
Inspired by works of Aelbert Cuyp
, Esaias van de Velde, and Paulus Potter, he became more and more interested in painting animals: sheep flocks on country roads, oxen in plowing scenes.
For example, a painting by Aelbert Cuyp
, whose studio was in Batavia in the decade 1640 to 1650, depicts a male slave holding a parasol above a Dutch couple; the slave wears European costume and he has the same hairstyle and features as the male slave painted by Coeman.
These gnome-like, deformed creatures could not be further from the classical beauties of Claude Lorrain or the pastoral fresh-faced labourers in a landscape by Aelbert Cuyp
. Like the wraith-like figures who work in the lead mines, there is something eerie, if not grotesque, about them.
The Royal Collection contains outstanding works by Aelbert Cuyp
, the most poetic of all Dutch landscape artists.
Paulus Potter's A Young Bull and Two Cows in a Meadow (1649), accompanies works by Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp
and Jan van der Heyden.
In a monumental canvas by Aelbert Cuyp
, Orpheus plays the violin for an enchanted menagerie of animals from Europe and around the globe.