Peter van den Velde - (1634-1687) Signed-Marin-Port city in Flanders
"from the collection of Mr de Saint-M ..."
Oil on canvas 56 cm by 48 cm
70 cm by 63 cm old frame
Peter van den Velde (1634-1687)
Marine painter from Antwerp
He became Master of the guild of Saint Luke in 1654. He married the daughter of the sculptor Sebastian de Neve. He was the Master of Adriaen van Blommen.
The navies in the Netherlands and Flanders
Unknown in the Northern Netherlands throughout the 16th century, this style of painting developed during the 17th. The paintings representing boats, ports and the sea in general acquire a great popularity from where the important production which reached us, in particular that painted by Peter van den Velde.
This interest for the navies corresponds to the discovery of the Sea by the republic and to the development of navigation which followed.
Thanks to trade and military victories in the maritime domain, the united provinces are experiencing exceptional growth and it is quite natural that we like to represent to pride ourselves, order, buy, collect or simply decorate our interior with this pictorial style
The works of Peter van den Velde are present in many Museums