Oil on canvas.
In a bay with steep cliffs and on which towers and fortifications are perched, great activity reigns: ships, fishing boats and boats ply the calm sea. This setting is reminiscent of the rugged coasts of southern Italy, and in particular the Amalfi Coast. The influence that Salvator Rosa may have had with his 2000 or so marines on van der Kabel's work is clearly noticeable here. An ancient attribution to the Neapolitan genius is inscribed on the chassis.
Dimensions: 29 x 39 cm - 43 x 53 cm with the frame
Adriaen van der Kabel (Rijswijk 1630/1631 - Lyon 15.01.1705) was reported in Jan van Goyen's studio from 1645, when he was only 15 years old. He will spend about three years in the master's studio in The Hague. As a zealous young artist, it is highly probable that some of his early paintings were attributed to van Goyen. At the same time painter, engraver and draftsman, van der Kabel, attracted by a more “Mediterranean” painting, undertakes the trip to Italy around 1655 but does not arrive in Rome until 1659. During his stay in Italy, he joined the group of Bentvueghels. On the way back, he made a few stops in large cities in the south of France before settling permanently in Lyon in 1668.
An excellent designer, Adriaen van der Kabel produces numerous sketches in which characters and animals mingle. Also, thanks to an agile and elegant brush, its landscapes and seascapes have a very Mediterranean character. His work shows influences from Claude Gellée or Salvator Rosa.
From 1670 to 1672, the painter Johannes Glauber worked alongside him in Lyon. Adrien Manglard was his pupil.
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