Jan Porcellis

Shipwreck off the Coast

969 detail signatuur en datering
969 achterzijde
969 ingelijst
969 voorzijde
969 voorzijde

Jan Porcellis
Shipwreck off the Coast

1631 Nicht zu sehen

The sea is wild and tempestuous beneath a stormy sky. On the beach fishermen busy themselves with their boats, while others in the distance attempt to save the crew of a sinking ship. From the dune, an elegantly dressed couple watch the scene unfold.

Porcellis used a limited palette of mainly browns and greys for his painting. Yet the end result is so convincing that you can almost feel the cold, the rain and the turmoil of the shipwreck as you look at it. And that of course was exactly what was so appealing about this seascape.

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Jan Porcellis
Shipwreck off the Coast

1631 Nicht zu sehen

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Allgemeine Informationen
Jan Porcellis (Ghent c. 1583/1584 - 1632 Zoeterwoude)
Shipwreck off the Coast
1631
painting
969
Material und technische Daten
oil
panel
66.5 x 36.5 cm
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linksonder: JP 1631
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Ursprung

Bruce Ingram (1877-1963), sale London, Sotheby’s, 11 March 1964, lot 27; H. Cramer Gallery, The Hague; purchased by the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 1964 (on long-term loan to the Mauritshuis, 1964-1989); purchased, 1989