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.