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Maker Once Known
Seascape Seascape
1642 1642

A smalschip lumbers in a heavy swell, keeling over with one sail out. Further back, off to the right, a boat rides a wave as its occupants man the oars. They have likely come from the large ship behind them in the distance, whose sails are wrapped up, perhaps suggesting trouble. A dark storm cloud towers above. The simple composition and monochromatic palette follow the tradition established in the 1620s by the brothers Jan and Julius Porcellis (1583/85–1632 and around 1610–1645 respectively). However, the work also incorporates painterly handling in the clouds and waves, which points to a later period, around the middle of the century, reflecting the influence of Flemish art in Dutch painting.

 
Maker Once Known
Dutch Dutch
Seascape Seascape
1642 1642
Oil on panel Oil on panel
height / width: 24.70 x 33.80 cm; 9.72 x 13.31 in.
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1984 Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1984
27-019

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