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Jan van de Cappelle
Dutch, 1624/1626 - 1679

View off the Dutch Coast, after ca. 1652
Dutch Painting
Oil on canvas
30 1/2 in. x 39 1/8 in. (77.47 cm x 99.38 cm)

George Eastman Collection of the University of Rochester,  68.99

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The popularity of seascapes in seventeenth-century Holland reflected the wealth and power engendered by that nation's naval superiority.  Although he was primarily a merchant and only an amateur painter, van de Cappelle is generally recognized as among the most proficient artists to specialize in this genre.  The subtle color harmonies and quiet serenity of this scene are typical of his accomplishment.

[Gallery label text, 1989]


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