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Calm sea with sailing ships

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The popular genre of sea pictures was a specialism in the 17th century. This type combining a variety of different boats is sometimes called a 'parade'. The monumental painter may have depicted a, now forgotten, official event.

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Title Calm sea with sailing ships
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 114 cm
Height 111 cm
Artists Painter: Jan van de Cappelle
Accession number St 5
Credits Loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 1939
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1939
Creation date in circa 1655
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - Maritieme Meesters (2021)
Research Alma
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jan van de Cappelle

Amsterdam 1626 - Amsterdam 1679

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