CUYP, Benjamin Gerritsz.
(b. 1612, Dordrecht, d. 1652, Dordrecht)

Peasants in the Tavern

Oil on oak panel, 53 x 76 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Benjamin Gerritsz Cuyp belonged to the Cuyp family of Dutch painters. He was the half-brother of Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp, father of the most famous member of the family, Aelbert Cuyp. Benjamin is noted principally for paintings of biblical and genre scenes which use "Rembrandtesque" light and shadow effects.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 26 minutes):
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata BWV 212 (Bauernkantate)