Cornelis van Cuylenburgh (II) artwork • painting • for sale Village scene, after the slaughter of the pig
Cornelis van Cuylenburgh (II)
Utrecht 1758-1827 Den Haag
Village scene, after the slaughter of the pig
oil on panel 49.7 x 64.0 cm, signed c.l. and dated 1797
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 12,500
Cornelis van Cuylenburgh was apprenticed in 1770 to his father, the sculptor Cornelis van Cuylenburgh (I), from whom he probably received lessons in drawing. Later he was appointed director of the Hague Drawing Academy. In addition to history paintings and many portraits, his oeuvre also includes genre paintings, in which he depicts daily life from his time. This is also the case in this 'Village view, after the slaughter of the pig'. The work recalls the imposing painting 'Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam' (1666) by Bartholomeus van der Helst. With the carcass of a slaughtered pig, the activity on the street and the children with the pig's bladder, inflated like a balloon. Both works are a genre and urban landscape in one, with which the artist shows his competence.