View of Calcar on the Lower Rhine near Cleves

Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch, Dordrecht 1620–1691 Dordrecht)

ca. 1640–42
Black chalk and gray wash and graphite, watercolored in green and ochre yellow, partly brushed with gum arabic; framing lines in black ink
sheet: 7 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (19.1 x 49.5 cm)
Credit Line:
From the Collection of Rita and Frits Markus, Bequest of Rita Markus, 2005
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Annotated, lower left, in pen and ink: "A. Kuip"

  • Provenance

    E. Cichorius ; Oskar Huldschinsky ; Graupe (Berlin), 3 Nov 1931, No. 27 (2,600 DM)sold 3.11.1931, No. 27; Siegfried Kramarsky, New York (given by him to Fritz and Rita Markus); Frits and Rita Markus ; Donor: The Estate of Rita Markus

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions," October 24, 2008–February 1, 2009.

  • References

    Heinrich Dattenberg Niederrheinansichten Holländischer Künstler des 17 Jahrhunderts. Düsseldorf, 1967, cat. no. 90, fig. no. 90, p. 80, ill.

    Christopher Brown Dutch Landscape Painting: Themes and Painters in the National Gallery. 1979, fig. no. 5, pp. 6-7, ill.

    Peter Schatborn Dutch Figure Drawings from the Seventeenth Century. The Hague, 1981, fig. no. 1, p. 120, ill.

    Peter Schoon Aelbert Cuyp, 1620-1691 Dordrechts Museum Informatief. 1991, fig. no. 10, pp. 6, 13, ill.

    Aelbert Cuyp. Ex. cat., Washington, National Gallery of Art, October 7, 2001-January 13, 2002; London, National Gallery, February 13-May 12, 2002; Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Museum, June 7-September 1, 2002. Edited by Arthur Wheelock Jr., 2001-2002, See cat. 25 for a painting that incorporates the landscape in this drawing and cats. 91-93 for landscape drawings that were influenced by this one., cat. no. 76, fig. no. 76.

    Carmen C. Bambach, Nadine Orenstein, Samantha Rippner, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2005-2006." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 64, no. 2, New York, Fall 2006, pp. 38-9, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History