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Landscape with Ubbergen Castle

CUYP, Aelbert (1620 - 1691)

Landscape with Ubbergen Castle

Media: oil on board

Size: 42.5 x 51.3 cm

Acquired: 1963; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 23

A herdsman and his cows linger on the banks of the river Rhine, as a gentleman on horseback slowly approaches. In the distance is the hazy silhouette of UbbergenCastle. The castle in the background, demolished in 1712, was near Nijmegen on the Rhine. This castle was a symbol of Dutch resistance to Spanish occupation and a source of great national pride.  Trained and active in Dordrecht, Cuyp was one of the principal Dutch landscape painters of the seventeenth century. Although Cuyp never visited Italy himself, his landscapes glow with the golden Italian light he saw in the work of his contemporaries who had. His rolling landscapes bathed in golden light earned him the title of 'the Dutch Claude'. This picture probably dates from the mid 1650s and was already in Britain during the eighteenth century.


Marc Haynes Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
19 August 2019, 16:46

Dear Dr Paul van der Heijden,

Many thanks for your enquiry. I have forwarded it to my colleague who is responsible for image licensing; she will contact you shortly.

Best wishes,

Digital Team

Paul van der Heijden
16 August 2019, 16:37
I tried to buy a license for a digital version, but your website does not cooperate. It doesn't recognise my zip code.
We need to investigate this painting for our study of the (site of the) Ubbergen Castle. Therefore we need a high resolution scan. Probably this study leads to an article, but that's not sure yet. And publication of the image is doubtful. We just need to look at it.
Kind greetings,
Drs. Paul van der Heijden, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
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