Artist : Aelbert Cuyp (1620–1691)
Title: River Landscape with Riders.
Dutch title: Rivierlandschap met ruiters
Date: ca 1655 (1653-1657)
Original Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Height: 128 cm (50.4 in). Width: 227.5 cm (89.6 in).
Current location : Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp (1620 – 1691) was one of the leading Dutch landscape painters of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. The most famous of a family of painters. He is especially known for his large views of the Dutch countryside in early morning or late afternoon light.
"This is a panoramic, sun-drenched river landscape – somewhat hazy in the distance – with sketchily drawn clouds. Two Dutch officers halt at the river, and water their horses next to a herder and his resting cattle. This idyllic scene is along the Rhine between Nijmegen and Cleves, where Cuyp made landscape drawings that he took back to his workshop in Dordrecht."
Source: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands