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Sea Piece. A Calm, (painting)

Artist:
VanDeVelde, William 1633-1707
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 54
Born at Amsterdam, 1633, died 1707, aged 74. This inimitable marine painter, was the son of an artist who also painted marine views; from whom he received his first instructions, afterwards he studied under Simon de VLieger, . . . DESCRIPTION. This cabinet picture may be considered one of his most choice specimens: the vessels are most correctly Designed, the cordage and rigging are finished with delicacy, and at the same time with an unexampled freedom: the figures are drawn with correctness, and touched with a spirit which is inimitable. The sky is brilliant and sunny, and in the glassy smoothness of the water, every object is reflected with a luminous transparency. This choice work of art adorned the collection of the late Richard I.D. Ashworth, Esq. of England. [Pp. 49-50.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.
Topic:
Waterscape--Sea
Waterscape--Weather--Calm
Waterscape--Boat
Figure(s) In Exterior--Water
Waterscape--Weather--Sun
Control number:
AECI 04280054
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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