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

Soldiers Repairing Fortifications

Oil on canvas, 102 x 152 cm
Private collection

This painting is unusual in Cuyp’s oeuvre since he did not typically paint such extensive landscapes. It depicts a bustling crowd on the bank of a canal where the town's fortifications are under repair. On the right-hand side, an extensive landscape cluttered with the tents of the soldiers' encampment stretches away into the dusk.