Aelbert Cuyp / Dordrecht: Sunrise / c. 1650Aelbert Cuyp
Dordrecht: Sunrise
c. 1650

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Creator Name: Cuyp, Aelbert
Creator Nationality: European; Dutch
Creator Dates/Places: 1620-1691
Creator Name-CRT: Aelbert Cuyp
Title: Dordrecht: Sunrise
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1640
Creation End Date: 1660
Creation Date: c. 1650
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas (lined)
Dimensions: Stretcher: 41 3/8 x 64; Surface: 40 1/8 x 63 3/8 in. (105.1 x 162.6; 102 x 161 cm.)
Inscriptions: Signed lower left: "A.Cuyp"
AMICA Contributor: The Frick Collection
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 05.1.29
Credit Line: Purchased
Context: This early morning scene, with its golden expanse of sky and water, is one of Cuyp s most ambitious attempts to render light and atmosphere. The painting may ultimately reflect the influence of Claude Lorrain, whose landscapes impressed many Dutch artists. Cuyp depicts the port city of Dordrecht as seen from the north, looking across the river Merwede. Most prominent among the recognizable buildings is the Groote Kerk, the church on the horizon to the left of the large boat in the foreground.
Related Document Description: New York, The Frick Collection. An Illustrated Catalogue. Vol.1, Paintings. [cat.]. 1968, pp.156-159 (reproduced). New York, The Frick Collection. Art in the Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts [cat.]. Comp. C. Ryskamp, et. al., 1996, p.68 (reproduced in color).
AMICA ID: TFC_.Cuyp.05-1-29
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Frick Collection, New York, 1999

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