Sir Augustus Wall Callcott
Dutch Landscape with Cattle c.1830–40

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Dutch Landscape with Cattle
Date c.1830–40
Medium Oil paint on oak
Dimensions Support: 162 x 337 mm
Acquisition Presented by Robert Vernon 1847
Not on display

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This painting was inspired by the work of the Dutch artist Aelbert Cuyp (1620-91). Among the seventeeth-century Dutch masters whose work was collected in Britain during the early 1800s, Cuyp was regarded with particular affection. Many British painters strove to emulate his warm, golden tonality and soft effects of aerial perspective. The taste for Cuyp was further advanced with the opening of Dulwich Gallery in 1814, which had several fine examples of his work. Turner and Callcott were the two most successful reinterpreters of the artist.

September 2004

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