"Peter Van Den Velde (antwerp 1634 - 1714), Coastal View With Fortified City And Two Ships"Peter Van Den Velde (Antwerp 1634 - c.1714)
Coastal view with fortified city and two vessels
Oil painting on canvas
cm. 86 x 106
Framed 103 x 123
Details of the work:https://www.antichitacastelbarco.it/it/prodotto/peter-van-den-velde-veduta-con-vascelli
The canvas depicts a fascinating coastal view, where two vessels with the sails unfolded (called 'Man-o'-war), flying the Dutch flag, stand at the center of the composition sailing in the waves of a rough sea .
On the shore in the foreground, the fishermen contemplate the magnificence of the two boats, while in the background a moored ship's land is probably supplying. Finally, to make the atmosphere of great charm, the imposing castle perched on a high cliff overlooking the water contributes.
The composition is one of the most beautiful and important works of the Flemish Peter Van en Velde (Antwerp 1634-1707), a famous painter specialized in marine views with vessels, master of the Guild of San Luca just twenty years old.
The display taste of this beautiful seascape, together with the minutia with which the minimum compositional details are represented, first of all those of the two large boats, as well as the definition of the sailors who animate the two ships, confirm the authorship of the canvas in the hand of the Van den Velde.
The confirmation of the peculiarities of this great master can be confirmed in the comparison with many of his similar works of sure autograph. Among which, in addition to the many preserved in various European museums, some recently appeared on the international antiques market are also included.
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