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Naval Battle

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 100.5 x 200 cm
  • Inv. 1935-AO

Public Domain

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The first seascapes or marines originated in the Netherlands in the 16th century. Especially in the 17th century, the navy rapidly developed into an independent genre with artists such as Andries van Eertvelt (1590-1652) from Antwerp and Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633-1707) from Leiden. Some painted testimonies of naval battles, voyages of discovery, ceremonies at sea or portraits of famous ships had a mainly documentary character. In addition, there are marines that were not literally painted according to reality, but bear witness to a wider artistic freedom and inspiration, usually with a hidden symbolism.


Andries van Eertvelt RKD
Antwerp 1590 - Antwerp 1652
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Title Naval Battle
Period 17th century
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1935-AO
Acquisition credit
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300117546 seascapes AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 24F firmament, sky Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H23 sea (seascape) Iconclass
25H2311 wave Iconclass
25H2322 sea Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
33B3 fighting Iconclass
45 warfare; military affairs Iconclass
45A1 war Iconclass
46C21 ships (in general) Iconclass
46C223 harbour Iconclass
46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass
46E411 flags flown from a mast Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. I, p. 85 (ill.))
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