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  • Title: The Valkhof at Nijmegen
  • Date Created: about 1652-1654
  • Type: oil paintings
  • Rights: Gift in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Art Association of Indianapolis in memory of Daniel W. and Elizabeth C. Marmon
  • External Link: http://www.imamuseum.org/mercury/load-artwork/33985
  • Medium: oil on wood
  • wall label: The historic town of Nijmegen, with its medieval fortifications, was a popular subject with Dutch artists. The citadel known as the Valkhof had a strong patriotic appeal as the stronghold of Claudius Civilis, the ancient hero who led the Batavians in revolt against the Romans. This 1st-century uprising invited comparison with the successful Dutch rebellion against Spain. Cuyp based this radiant landscape on sketches he made during a visit to the site in 1652. The effect of golden light, more typical of Italy than Holland, is a hallmark of his style.
  • measurements: 19 1/4 x 29 in.
  • Artist: Cuyp, Aelbert

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