Aelbert Cuyp

River landscape with two anglers, ca. 1640
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
panel (oak), oil paint
Thin oak panel. Reddish buff ground. Paint layers applied thinly with occasional areas of sharp impasto. The panel has a very slight convex warp. Previous to its 1998 restoration the original panel had been set into a larger panel which significantly extended the composition at the top and bottom of the original painting; the later additions were removed in 1998, leaving the original panel in its current state, with thin edges of non-original panel along the bottom left to protect its uneven edges. It is now set into a wooden panel tray for support. The ground shows through in some areas of abrasion in the sky. This work formerly had the remnants of a group of cattle in the foreground centre left. Analysis showed these were post-17th-century additions and they were removed in 1998. Previous recorded treatment: late-18th/early-19th century, repainted (presumably the cattle were added at this point), Sir Francis Bourgeois; 1948-68 and 1970-2, partially cleaned, Dr Hell; 1998, technical analysis L. Sheldon; later panel additions removed, A Reeve; cleaned and restored, S. Plender (Sophia Plender).
rectangle (landscape format) 16 x 36,8 cm
height without the later added plank of 8.9 cm
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Aelbert Cuyp
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c. 1640 (1639 - 1641)
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Creation date: 2012-05-21; Last modified date: 2020-05-28


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