The Cottage Door, with the Painter in the Character of a Peasant, (painting)
Cuyp, Albert b. 1606
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 140 (Sale info: For Sale).
"This is a very brilliant specimen of this renowned artist. Cuyp was a disciple of his father, though in his manner he differed extremely from him, being abundantly neater in his works; nor was his pencilling so rough and bold as any other painter of the same name. The father principally adhered to one or two species of animals; but to Albert, oxen, sheep, cows, horses, fruit, landscape, smooth water, or ships and boats, were all equally familiar either to design or to execute. He excelled in every article that he attempted to represent, and painted every object in the same free and natural manner, always lovely and true in his colouring, always clear and transparent. He was accustomed to observe nicely even the particular times of the 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 be readily distinguished. He likewise excelled in moonlight pieces; some of them being so admirably expressed, that the glittering reflection of the lunar beams, on the surface of the water, appeared more like real nature, than like any imitation of it. Painted by Albert Cuyp, who was born at Dort, 1606, died ----" [P. 24; full title reads: "The Cottage Door, with the Painter in the Character of a Peasant and Dog, Returning from Market, with a Girl and Pitcher at the Door."]
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