About the artist

Aelbert Cuyp, also known as Albert Cuyp was born in Dordrecht on the twentieth of October in 1620.
He was a painter, drawer and printer from a artistic family from Dordrecht.
Cuyp is best known for his landscapes. He was taught how to paint by his father, Jacob Cuyp, who was also a landscape painter and wanted to teach his only child his profession.
In 1658 Aelbert married Cornelia Boschman, the widow of Johan van den Corput and their three children. Aelbert and Cornelia also had a daughter together who was born in 1659.
After 1660 Aelbert took on various functions in the Reformed Church and was buried in 1691 in the Augustine Church in Dordrecht.