dutch ships in a sea battle c1690 follower of abraham storck

Dutch Ships in a Sea Battle c.1690, Follower of Abraham Storck.


Price

£8,850
| $11,784 USD | €10,028 EUR


Item Ref

9169

Description

Oil on canvas in a beautiful painted tortoiseshell frame, bearing a brass nameplate. The canvas has been reduced in size at some time.
Of the Dutch Golden Age, this is a fine marine painting, full of action and extremely accurate in its depiction of the vessels involved. The unknown artist, a Follower of Storck, has captured his style very well. The details are almost of a miniaturist's skill.
ABRAHAM STORCK (or Sturckenburch) (bapt. 17 April 1644 in Amsterdam buried 8 April 1708), was a Dutch painter, who enjoyed a reputation for his marine paintings, topographical views and Italianate harbour scenes. Storck was an outstanding draughtsman too.
His father was the painter Jan Jansz Sturck (or Johannes Storck) (1603-1673), from Wesel; his mother was Teuntje (Apolonia) Jacobs. The couple married in 1628. Storck had two brothers, who were also painters using the name Sturckenburch until c. 1688 after which they started calling themselves Storck or Sturck. It is likely they were all trained with their father in the family workshop and joined the local Guild of Saint Luke, otherwise it was impossible to sell any painting.
Around 1666 Storck set up his own workshop producing naval, harbuor scenes as well as landscape paintings and cityscapes. In 1670 he travelled with his brother Jacob and worked in Germany. In 1694, being 49 years old, he married the widow Neeltje Pieters van Meyservelt. At the end of his life he lived on Kattenburg near the harbour.
Storck's marine and river scenes were influenced by the two Willem van de Veldes (the elder and the younger), Ludolf Bakhuizen and by Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten.
He depicted ships' rigging and technical details with considerable accuracy, which likely shows the influence of the van de Veldes.
SIZE: 28 x 31.5 x 2.5 inches including the frame.
PROVENANCE: Sotheby's, London, April 29, 2010. Sold for 9,000.
Deceased estate in Buckinghamshire.
Internal Ref: 9169


Dimensions

Height = 71 cm (28")
Width = 80 cm (32")
Depth = 6.5 cm (3")


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