Frans Post

View of Itamaracá Island in Brazil

915 detail signatuur en datering
915 achterzijde
915 ingelijst
915 voorzijde
915 voorzijde

Frans Post
View of Itamaracá Island in Brazil

1637 Zu sehen in Saal 8

Frans Post was one of the artists who travelled to Brazil with Johan Maurits. This landscape with a view of Itamaracá Island is the first painting that we know of by Post. And the first that a European painter made of Brazil.

Standing by the water are four men: two Portuguese and two enslaved Africans. Their presence makes the painting more than just a simple Brazilian landscape – Post inadvertently shows us that the inequality between black and white was linked to skin colour.

Technische Daten
915 voorzijde

Frans Post
View of Itamaracá Island in Brazil

1637 Zu sehen in Saal 8

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Allgemeine Informationen
Frans Post (Haarlem c. 1612 - 1680 Haarlem)
View of Itamaracá Island in Brazil
1637
painting
915
Saal 8
Material und technische Daten
oil
canvas
88.5 x 63.5 cm
Inschriften
rechtsonder: F. POST 1637 1 / 3
op de achterzijde van het originele doek: Het Eijlant ITamaraca gelijck / het selve int Zuijden ver thoont de / stadt legt boven op den Berg beneden / is het Fort orangien het welck leit / inden mont van de Zee op dese / manier sitten de Portugisen de peert / No 443

Ursprung

Painted in Brazil for Johan Maurits; presumably part of his gift to King Louis XIV of France, 1679; Eugène Odinot, Paris, 1879; purchased by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. SK-A-4271), 1879; on long-term loan from the Rijksmuseum, since 1953