Simon de Vlieger

Beach View

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558 detail signatuur en datering
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Simon de Vlieger
Beach View

1643 On view in Room 12

De Vlieger specialised in painting seascapes. He composed this painting very carefully, from the dark foreground on the right to the light horizon on the left. Fishing boats have just come ashore, and part of the catch is on the beach. On top of the dunes, a respectable couple are standing, watching it all unfold. Buyers could easily identify with these people, which made the painting even more attractive.

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Simon de Vlieger
Beach View

1643 On view in Room 12

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General information
Simon de Vlieger (Rotterdam c. 1601 - 1653 Weesp)
Beach View
1643
painting
558
Room 12
Material and technical details
oil
panel
60.6 x 83.5 cm
Inscriptions
lower right: S. DE VLIEGER / A 1643

Provenance

H. Roxard de la Salle, Nancy, 1881; G. Rothan, Paris, 1890; Abraham Bredius, The Hague (on long-term loan to the Mauritshuis, since 1890); purchased, 1892