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A Couple on Horseback next to a Bivouac ('Albert Cuyp and His Wife')
Photo credit: National Trust Images

The name of a family of Dutch painters of Dordrecht, of which three members gained distinction. Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp (b Dordrecht, Dec. 1594; d Dordrecht, 1652) was the son of a glass painter and according to Houbraken was a pupil of Abraham Bloemaert in Utrecht. His output was varied, but he is now best known as a portraitist—his portraits of children are particularly fine. Benjamin Gerritsz. Cuyp (bapt.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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