• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 179

    Lorenzo A. Castro (Antwerp, active 1672-1686)

    A Mediterranean harbour with Turks and Orientals bringing goods ashore, three galleys and a man-o'-war at anchor

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    Lorenzo A. Castro (Antwerp, active 1672-1686)
    A Mediterranean harbour with Turks and Orientals bringing goods ashore, three galleys and a man-o'-war at anchor
    indistinctly signed 'L.A. CAS...' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    42¾ x 71 in. (108.6 x 180.4 cm.)


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    Although descended from Portugese parentage, Lorenzo Castro was born and bred in Antwerp, where he received his early training, possibly from his father, Sebastian. He travelled extensively to Lisbon, Genoa, Sicily and Malta, and appears to have settled in England between 1672-1686, painting Mediterranean scenes to a specific market. Many of his works are held in English private and public collections, (notably the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which has six).

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