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ID number:  BIRBI-59.3
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Calraet, Abraham van (1642-1722)
Title / Object name:  Horses and Cattle in a Landscape
Object type:  Painting
Place made:  Dordrecht
Culture:  Dutch
Date made:  later 1680s/1770
Materials:  Oil on wood
Measurements:  36. x 53.3 cm unframed; 56.5 x 73.7 x 7.4cm framed
Provenance:  Collection of Siméon Del Monte, Brussels, 1928; purchased from Sotheby's, London 24 June 1959, lot 31, for £1,400

A carefully-posed group of horses, cattle and a sleeping dog occupy a river landscape. A passing peasant talks with the herdsman. Calraet’s animal scenes, often with subtle evening effects, are closely based on the work of Aelbert Cuyp (1620 - 1691). Not surprisingly, this work was once wrongly attributed to Cuyp. Both came from Utrecht and they shared the same initials - ‘A. C.’ (visible here in the right hand corner).

Inscriptions / Translations:  Signed I.r.: AC:

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Tentoonstelling van schilderijen door oud-hollandsche en vlaamsche meesters', Koninklijke Kunstzaal Kleykamp, The Hague, 1932, no. 33; 'Pictures from the Del Monte Collection', Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1950, no. 23 (as by Cuyp).

1 Related People

Calraet, Abraham van

1 Related Publications

La Collection del Monte
Gluck, Christoph

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