Attributed to Aert Anthonisz.
Dutch painter of Flemish origin
Antwerp 1579/80 – 1620 Amsterdam
Four ships in stormy waters
Oil on panel : 37,5 X 55,1 cm
Frame : 51,6 X 69,9 cm
This is a good example of early Dutch marine painting, dating circa 1610/1620, attributed to Aert Anthonisz.: a ship flying the flag from Hoorn is swiftly sailing over a beautifully stylised green sea.
Anthonisz. was one of those early Dutch marine specialists of Flemish origin who, at a young age, had fled with his parents from Flanders for religious reasons.
Until 1973 Aert Anthonisz. was known as Aert van Antum, because his signature had been misread.