A Dutch Yacht Firing a Salute as a Barge pulls away and many Small Vessels at Anchor
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This painting is a notable example of a calm seascape conveying an unusual degree of drama. Van de Cappelle was able to achieve to great effect the shimmering water and its reflections. He invents patterns of clouds to complement the placing of ships and creates a mood of drama here. The painting probably represents the welcoming of an important personage aboard a Dutch government yacht.
Owner/Location: National Gallery - London  (United Kingdom - London)
Dates: 1650
Artist age:Approximately 24 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 85.5 cm (33.66 in.), Width: 114.5 cm (45.08 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 24 November 2013.
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