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Children and a Cow

Artist:
Attributed to Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch, Dordrecht 1620–1691 Dordrecht)
Date:
1635–39
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
17 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. (43.8 x 54.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer, in memory of her father, George Griswold, 1934
Accession Number:
34.83.1
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (lower right): A. cuyp.
George Griswold, New York (from 1865; bought in the Netherlands); his daughter, Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer, New Brunswick, N.J., later New York (until d. 1934)
Nashville. Fisk University. "[title not known]," April 20–August 15, 1951, no catalogue.

Atlanta University. "[title not known]," September 1, 1951–January 30, 1952, no catalogue.

New Orleans. Dillard University. "[title not known]," February 1–April 30, 1952, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 2007–January 6, 2008, no catalogue.

Jerrold M. Holmes. Letter to Elizabeth E. Gardner. July 28, 1962, calls the goat and the dog "exact copies" from Jacob Cuyp's "Two Children with a Lamb" in Cologne (no. 1003).

Alan Chong. "Aelbert Cuyp and the Meanings of Landscape." PhD diss., New York University, 1992, pp. 486–87, no. C114, includes it among paintings incorrectly attributed to Cuyp and rejected works; suggests that it may be by a pupil of Jacob Cuyp.

Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 151–52, no. 35, colorpl. 35, as Attributed to Aelbert Cuyp; dates it to the second half of the 1630s.



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