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Print - The Evening
  • The Evening
    Vivarès, François, born 1708 - died 1780
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The Evening

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1760 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vivarès, François, born 1708 - died 1780 (engraver and publisher)
    Cuyp, Aelbert, born 1620 - died 1691 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and engraving on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 5, box A

Physical description

A print depicting a rural scene showing men herding cattle. To the right, in the distance, architectural ruins are visible situated beside a body of water.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1760 (published)


Vivarès, François, born 1708 - died 1780 (engraver and publisher)
Cuyp, Aelbert, born 1620 - died 1691 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title

'A. Cuyp Pinxt. / F. Vivares Sculp. / Publish'd & Sold by F. Vivares Novr. 14th. 1760. / Engrav'd from an Original Picture of A. Cuyp. In the Collection of Henry Penton Esqr.'


Height: 28.5 cm size of plate, Width: 37.6 cm size of plate, Height: 33.4 cm size of sheet, Width: 42.6 cm size of sheet

Object history note

The painting, dating from c.1650, which this print corresponds to, is now in the National Gallery, Washington (Andrew Mellon Collection). Some scholars believe the painting to be by Abraham van Calraet (1647-1722).

Descriptive line

Print by François Vivarès, after Aelbert Cuyp, 'The Evening', etching and engraving, Great Britain, 1760

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990




Etching; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Landscape; Ruins; Cattle; Men


Prints; Landscapes; Animals and Wildlife; Copies and Facsimilies


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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