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Graves Gift, 1935. Museums Sheffield
Seascape
Date Made/Found: 1660-1680
Artist: School of Willem van de Velde II , Dutch, 1633 - 1707
Artist: Previously attributed to Willem van de Velde II , Dutch, 1633 - 1707
Material and Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: Frame: 478 x 612 x 57mm Support: 310 x 445mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1312
Until the late 17th century the Dutch controlled most of the European cargo trade and dominated the world seas. Paintings of seascapes were a way of advertising this success and were very popular during this period. This painting may not be by Willem van de Velde II himself, as he usually included more human activity in his pictures. This work displays his trademark low horizon and wide expanse of sky but was probably painted by a Dutch contemporary.
Display Location: Graves Gallery

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