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A view of Souda Island, Crete - Pieter van de Velde II
A view of Souda Island, Crete - Pieter van de Velde II - Paintings & Drawings Style A view of Souda Island, Crete - Pieter van de Velde II -
Ref : 78760
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Period :
17th century
Artist :
Pieter van de Velde II
Provenance :
Flander
Paintings & Drawings  - A view of Souda Island, Crete - Pieter van de Velde II 17th century - A view of Souda Island, Crete - Pieter van de Velde II
Jean Moust

17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings


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A view of Souda Island, Crete - Pieter van de Velde II

Pieter van de Velde II
Flemish painter
Probably active in Antwerp, where he must have died at the very end of the 1720s
A view of Souda Island, Crete, with two Turkish galleys and a Dutch ship
Oil on canvas : 51,6 X 60,2 cm
Unsigned
Frame : 59,8 X 68,0 cm

For centuries Crete had been in Venetian hands until it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks during the 17th century. Souda Bay is the largest natural harbour of Crete, on its NW coast.The small island of Souda, which was completely fortified, remained Venetian until 1715, when it was also finally conquered by the Turks.

Our painting dates between 1715 (the citadel flies a Turkish flag) and the end of the 1720s (when van de Velde past away).

Jean Moust

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17th Century Oil Painting