FR   EN   中文

A.F. Boudewijns and P. Bout (1644-1719) Two animated views
A.F. Boudewijns and P. Bout (1644-1719) Two animated views - Paintings & Drawings Style A.F. Boudewijns and P. Bout (1644-1719) Two animated views -
Ref : 110668
37 500 €
Period :
17th century
Artist :
Pieter Bout (1644-1719) & Adriaen Frans Boudewijn
Provenance :
Flemisch school
Medium :
Oil on panel
Dimensions :
l. 19.29 inch X H. 13.39 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - A.F. Boudewijns and P. Bout (1644-1719) Two animated views
Jan Muller


+32 (0)4 96 26 33 24
A.F. Boudewijns and P. Bout (1644-1719) Two animated views

Oil on panel
Housed in 17th century style frames

Pieter Bout was a very prolific artist who worked in many genres. Most of his works include a landscape element and many are views of cities, villages, ports, beaches or rivers. His views are in the tradition of Jan Brueghel the Elder.

Adriaan Frans Boudewijns was a landscape artist who produced paintings, drawings and prints. All surviving paintings are believed to have been painted after his return to Brussels from Paris. He often collaborated with other specialist painters who added the figures in his landscapes. Collaborations with Charles Emmanuel Biset, Pointié Dupont, his pupil Matthys Schoevaerdts and most frequently Pieter Bout are recorded.

This dynamic scene, rich in maritime activity and the comings and goings of villagers, paints a vivid tapestry of a community intrinsically tied to the ebb and flow of the tides.
On the left side of the painting, the bay comes to life with small boats. Some vessels, their sails billowing in the coastal breeze, appear to be embarking on journeys to distant horizons, while others return, bearing the bounty of the sea. Figures on the sand engage in a flurry of activity, carrying and filling baskets with glistening silver fish. Horses, their backs heavily laden with baskets of hay, traverse the sandy shores, part of the intricate web of labor that sustains the village.
Amidst this bustling seascape,villagers, their baskets laden with the day's catch, engage with passing bourgeois and elegant couples. The air is alive with the spirited commerce of exchanging goods, creating a vibrant tableau that speaks to the symbiotic relationship between the coastal community and those who seek the fruits of the sea.
On the right side of the painting, a fortified village emerges against the coastal backdrop. Its structures stand as sentinels against the hilly landscape that unfolds in the distance. The architectural fortifications evoke a sense of protection and historical resilience, adding a layer of depth to the narrative.
The composition not only captures the visual richness of the coastal village but also invites viewers to immerse themselves in the sounds, scents, and vibrant energy of the maritime town. The interplay of labor, trade, and the timeless connection between the villagers and the sea creates a narrative, offering a glimpse into a world where life is intimately intertwined with the rhythms of the ocean.

Delevery information :

After reception of payment we can box and ship our items all over the world. Estimates of this service can be provided.

Jan Muller


17th Century Oil Painting