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A Zeeland Ship and Other Dutch Vessels off Flushing

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Collection Fine art, Oil paintings
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID BHC0874
Description (Updated, August 2014). This oil painting (on panel) shows various Dutch vessels off a Dutch harbour town to the right, which has been suggested to be Flushing. The overall style is obviously influenced by the Flemish 17th-century tradition, which can be seen in the liquid and ornamental rendering of the brushstrokes. The picture has been attributed to Jean-Baptiste Bonnecroy (1618-76), who is otherwise associated with the genre of panoramic views. Both the composition of the shipping grouping, and the paint-handling, suggest he was a close follower of Hendrick van Minderhout. The painting was presented to the NMM as a pair with BHC0875 in 1952. The donor was the first Lord Fairhaven, who was the beneficiary of a large inherited American fortune with which he created the notable art collection at Anglesea Abbey, Lode, about six miles (9 km) from Cambridge. Though his title was inherited by his brother he did not marry and on his death in 1966 left the Abbey and its collection to the National Trust.
Date made 17th century

Artist/Maker Jean-Baptiste Bonnecroy
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials oil on panel
Measurements Frame: 851 mm x 1201 mm x 68 mm;Painting: 710 mm x 1180 mm
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