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Landscape with Trees

Artist:
Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch, Dordrecht 1620–1691 Dordrecht)
Date:
1635–91
Medium:
Watercolor over black chalk.
Dimensions:
7 3/8 x 12 1/8 in. (18.7 x 30.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.282.14
Not on view
Cuyp's looped and choppy lines, plumped up with touches of color, bring us the beauty of the Dutch countryside in summer, when warm light flickers through twigs and foliage. Cuyp was probably in his early twenties when he made this fine sheet. It belongs to a group of drawings executed in and around Utrecht, his mother's hometown. The artist would have visited that city on a number of occasions, because it is also where his father, Jacob Gerritz, lived. Cuyp had been apprenticed to Abraham Bloemaert.
Vendor: Frederik Muller & Cie (Amsterdam), through Roger Eliot Fry
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 10, 1985–June 9, 1985.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 5, 1998–March 8, 1998.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 17, 2007–January 6, 2008.

Roger Eliot Fry "Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 2, no. 12, December 1907, p. 201.

Helen Bobritzky Mules "Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 42, no. 4, New York, 1985, pp. 38, 39.



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