Artist : Aelbert Cuyp (1620–1691)
Title : A gray /grey horse in a landscape
Date : 1650
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 91 x 117 cm .
Current location : Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, The Netherlands
Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp (October 20, 1620 – November 15, 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, the pupil of his father Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp (1594–1651/52),he is especially known for his large views of the Dutch countryside in early morning or late afternoon light."
The main theme on this painting by Aelbert Cuyp is the grey which is featured prominently at the side. The animal is richly adorned with purple ribbons, a saddle and a pistol. A fashionably dressed boy holds the reins, together with the lead to which the sitting dog is attached. The rider has dismounted and is seated behind the horse, pulling up his boots. In the background, a man with a hunting horn walks behind three dogs. Apparently this is a hunting group, and the main figure is taking a rest. " Source: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, The Netherlands