Horses and Cattle in a Landscape
Dordrecht, the later 1600s
Oil on wood
36 x 53.3 cm
A carefully-posed group of horses, cattle and a sleeping dog occupy a river landscape.
A passing peasant talks with a herdsman. Calraet’s animal scenes, often with subtle evening effects, are closely based on the work of Aelbert Cuyp (1620 – 1691), to whom, not surprisingly, this work was wrongly attributed. Both came from Utrecht and they shared the same initials – ‘A. C.’ (visible here in the right corner).
Purchased 1959 (No.59.3)