The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Shipping on the Maas, Dordrecht
  • Aelbert Cuyp (1620 - 1691)
  • Shipping on the Maas, Dordrecht
  • Netherlands
  • early 1650s
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 100 x 151.9 cm
  • Signature: 'A.cüÿp.'
  • P49
  • East Galleries II
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  • A 'wijdschip' (passage boat) flying a Dutch flag is seen in the right foreground. Boats of this kind were used as ferries on the river Maas between Dordrecht and Rotterdam. The Groote Kerk of Dordrecht can be seen in the distance on the right. Dateable to the early 1650s, the composition appears to derive from sea pieces by van Goyen.