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    Sale 7489

    Important Maritime Art

    31 October 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    Andries van Eertvelt (Antwerp 1590-1652)

    A Mediterranean capriccio of a sea fight between European merchantmen and Ottoman galeasses

    Price Realised  

    Andries van Eertvelt (Antwerp 1590-1652)
    A Mediterranean capriccio of a sea fight between European merchantmen and Ottoman galeasses
    oil on canvas
    58¾ x 91½ in. (149.3 x 232.4 cm.)


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    Van Eertvelt was a pupil of Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom (1566-1640) and, in the early part of his career, painted small seascapes in the manner of his master. It was only later, having been influenced by various visits to Italy, that he decided to paint on a grander and larger scale. This work can, therefore, almost certainly be dated to the latter part of his career.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    MARITIME PAINTINGS FROM THE REIGN OF CHARLES I TO THE PRESENT DAY

    2.00 P.M.