Origin: Dutch school, middle 17th c.
Aelbert Cuyp, Dordrecht 1620-1691, attributed to.
Oil on canvas, unsigned, frame dated to 19th c.
Landscape in characteristic composition and colors used by Aelbert Cuyp. The scene takes place at late afternoon, which results in strong and contrasting landscape. Sunlight takes the dark, orange color, the lower the party of the composition is bathed in a delicate shades. The whole scene painted very realistically, such as cows and shepherds.
The painter left behind a relatively small amount of oil paintings. Although he signed many of his paintings with "A. Cuyp", many pieces were left unsigned, among others - in the National Gallery in London and the Museums in the Netherlands. The painting was made most likely before 1650, as most of typical for Cuyp Dutch landscapes with cows at the watering hole at the setting sun is created in this period. Around 1660 Cuyp completely stopped painting activity, burdened with numerous social and official functions, probably also under influence of his wife, married in 1658.
Dimensions: frame - 84,5 x 63,8 cm. Visible part of the painting - 59,8 x 39,2 cm, canvas - 60,9 x 40,1 cm.
Provenance: private collection, UK.
Condition report: in very good condition, after conservation, canvas doubled, frame restored.
Expert: Sławomir Stępień.