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A Vessel Wrecked beneath a Fort in a Storm

Photo credit: National Trust for Scotland, Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden

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The scene Peeters painted here was an imaginary one, neither topographical nor based on an actual event. The flags, with Dutch connections, elude interpretation and no particular significance should be attached to those included. The artist was renowned for storms, shipwrecks and imaginary Mediterranean port scenes. Like others he painted, it was a metaphor for the hazards of the stormy seas of life, including a castle built on solid land and a ship in dire straits.

National Trust for Scotland, Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden



oil on panel


H 25.4 x W 34.3 cm

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Cupar, Fife KY15 5PB Scotland

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