Gezicht op Dordrecht (View of Dordrecht)

Gezicht op Dordrecht (View on Dordrecht)


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The print Gezicht op Dordrecht is a combination of the same painting from around 1655 by Aelbert Cuyp and contemporary photographs. Menno van der Weerd made these from the same position where Aelbert Cuyp made his sketches for the painting, on the dike at the rivercrossing in Papendrecht of the Noord, Beneden Merwede and the Oude Maas.

'Detail View of Dordrecht'

'Detail View of Dordrecht'

About the artist

A(e)lbert Jacobszoon Cuyp (Dordrecht 1620-1691) was a landscape painter of a renowned artist gender from Dordrecht.

Cuyp developed his own rich style. He is known for its colourful characters and animals and often, rich color palettes. Landscapes are bathed in a sunny, Mediterranean light, although he never was in Italy. His moody river scenes, including the famous Gezicht op Dordrecht, showing just a superb use of matt colors, which are associated with Dutch landscapes. His last works date from 1665.

His work is in British and American collections, the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum as well as in the Dordrecht Museum.


This print can be ordered in various sizes and in different versions. Prices from € 135 incl. VAT

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