This is a good example of an early pastoral landscape by Cuyp.
Seated Shepherd with Cows and Sheep in a Landscape by Aelbert Cuyp, c. 1644
© Ashmolean Museum
- Oil on panel
- 48.3 x 73.7 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £100,000 ( Total: £259,820; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Michael Clarke-Jervoise
The artist's works were much admired in 18th century England and formed an important element in many country house collections. In this work he has discarded the more obvious signs of his debt to Jan van Goyen and has fully developed the poetic effects which gave his art its distinctive appeal.
Robert or Richard Wagner by 1765 or 1775?; by descent to Clarke-Jervoise family.