Seated Shepherd with Cows and Sheep in a Landscape by Aelbert Cuyp

This is a good example of an early pastoral landscape by Cuyp.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
48.3 x 73.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100,000 ( Total: £259,820; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Robert or Richard Wagner by 1765 or 1775?; by descent to Clarke-Jervoise family.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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