Jan 11, 2007

Travelers in Hilly Countryside

Travelers in Hilly Countryside

c. 1650

Aelbert Cuyp

(Dutch, 1620–1691)

Oil on wood

Framed: 70.8 x 96.6 x 9 cm (27 7/8 x 38 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Unframed: 48 x 74.5 cm (18 7/8 x 29 5/16 in.)

Bequest of John L. Severance 1942.637

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Small dabs of white paint suggest the reflective shimmer of the sun on the landscape.


While many Dutch painters focused on depicting the local countryside, others were inspired by the hilly topography, golden sunlight, and picturesque monuments of Italy. Although Aelbert Cuyp never visited Italy, this serene and beautifully preserved panel demonstrates his skill in evoking the idyllic qualities of a distant land.

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