Adoration of the Shepherds

Benjamin Cuyp came from a family of painters from the Dutch town of Dodtrecht. His nephew Aelbert Cuyp (1620 - 91) was the most famous of the family specialising in landscapes that were close in style to French painter, Claude Lorraine. Benjamin himself painted scenes from ordinary life as well as biblical subjects. His work shows the influence of Rembrandt.   At the centre of the scene depicted here is the Holy Infant's crib. On its side is written Cuyp's signature and the date, 1651.
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Benjamin G. Cuyp (1616 - 52)
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1100 x 840mm
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oil on panel
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East Ayrshire Council
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