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A Ferry Boat on a Calm Sea

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A ferry boat in the foreground dominates this painting. The boat is shown sailing in starboard broadside towards a rocky landscape to the far right of the picture, with a fortified building on the cliff behind. The sea is calm and the artist has placed his initials on the rocks in the foreground to the left. The boat, with a covered area in the stern, is intentionally crowded with a variety of racial and social types but only two women are present among the 23 figures portrayed.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

mid-17th C

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 37.3 x W 53.5 cm

Accession number

BHC0791

Work type

Painting


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