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Title A Port in the Mediterranean
Collection Falmouth Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to Peeters, Bonaventura, I (Flemish painter and printmaker, 1614-1652)
Date Earliest possibly about 1640
Date Latest possibly about 1640
Description Whereas Bonaventura Peeters was essentially a Flemish artist, the Dutch tradition of marine painting was far more established. Paintings like this one reveal the influence of the naturalistic style of the Dutch artist Simon de Vlieger who may have been Peeters's teacher. The painting shows ships coming into harbour in a storm - an armed galleon anchored on the right and a Dutch buss on the left. In the background is a two-masted vessel bearing a Dutch flag. The emphasis of the work, however, is very much on the dramatic effect of the crashing waves, the rugged cliffs and menacing sky.
Current Accession Number FAMAG:1000.5
Former Accession Number A/9
Subject marine
Measurements 27 x 39 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Alfred A. de Pass 1939.
Notes Back of frame: old handwritten label 'By Bonventura Peeters'; chalk, 'E' or '41', '101', '40'; label '40'.
Rights Owner Falmouth Art Gallery
Author Dr Anne L. Cowe

 

 

 

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