London, South Kensington
30 October 2014
Aelbert Cuyp (Dordrecht 1620-1691)
A cockerel and three hens in a landscape: a fragment
signed 'A: cuijp' (lower left)
oil on panel
6 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (15.5 x 31.5 cm.), with additions of ½ in. (1 cm.) to each side
Sale Comte Pourtalès; London, 1826, as ‘Aelbert Cuyp’ (37 gns.).
J.R. West, Stratford-on-Avon, 1834, as ‘Aelbert Cuyp’.
with Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1919, no. 37 as ‘Aelbert Cuyp’.
with Robert Langton Douglas, London, as ‘Aelbert Cuyp’.
Private collection, Berkshire.
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Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, London 1909, vol. II, p. 235, no. 810.
The present picture was still in its original size in the 18th century, and it is in this format that it was known to Hofstede de Groote.
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