"CUYP, or KUYP, (Albert,) born at Dort, in 1601. He excelled in everything he attempted to represent, and painted every object in the same free and natural manner, always lovely and true in his colouring, as well as clear and transparent. He observed attentively even the particular times of day, to express the various diffusions of light on his objects with all the truth of nature; and in his pictures the morning attended with its mists and vapours, the clearer light of noon, and the saffron-coloured tints of the evening, may readily be distinguished. His studies were entirely after nature, and most of his landscapes were sketched from scenery in or about the city of Dort." Another author says of him: "A landscape and cattle painter of consummate ability, and the truest, purest feeling for nature. To come upon one of Cuyp's pictures after looking at Berchem and Both, is like opening a door and stepping out into the fresh air--into heaven's own light and earth's own verdure." No. 39.--A LANDSCAPE--with the glow of an evening sky; in a green meadow, which slopes gently to a river are horses and cows going to rest; in the distance a man in a small boat just come to shore. This is a very fine specimen of the master, but requires cleaning somewhat. [Pp. 8-9.]
Catalogue of the Pictures Forming the Collection of the Works of the Old Masters now Being exhibited at the Gallery of the National Academy of Design in Broadway. 1849. New-York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.