Fete on the water at Dort, on the Landing of Prince Maurice, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 14
"This picture gives a view of the maratime side of Dort, a city in south Holland. The interest of the subject has been heightened, and prolonged, by the magic of the pencil, successfully employed in embodying circumstances so appropriate and effective, as to cover the entire scene with irresistible fascination. The sky is the delightful serene of a summer's evening; the clouds float in motionless equilibrium, not a breeze stirring; the undisturbed state of the atmosphere produces a corresponding tranquility on the tide, which is at its height; the currents of the sea and river appear suspended, and the liquid mirror, from its translucent surface, leaves in the spectator a doubt between real objects and their reflections. Prince Maurice is seated in a ten-oared barge, proceed- ing to the landing place; a band of trumpeters occupy the bow; the state yacht, in the middle distance, has fired a signal gun, and the vessels at anchor are thronged with spectators, assembled to cheer the defender of the liberty of the Netherlands." [P. 4-5.]
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