Jan van de Cappelle

1626 - 1679
Van de Cappelle was one of the leading marine painters of 17th-century Holland. He was born in Amsterdam, the son of a wealthy dyer. His output consists mainly of estuary, river and calm water scenes; he also produced about forty winter landscapes. He is said to have been self-taught, and was influenced by the work of Simon de Vlieger who spent his last years at Weesp, near Amsterdam.

In 1653 van de Cappelle acquired Amsterdam citizenship and he bought a house there in 1661. From 1663 he may have devoted his energies largely to commerce. Van de Cappelle amassed a large art collection, including sixteen paintings by Jan Porcellis, a pioneering seascape painter of the early 17th century, and nine by de Vlieger, as well as many of his drawings; Rembrandt and Avercamp were also represented in his Collection by large numbers of drawings.

Related paintings

A Coast Scene
Jan van de Cappelle
about 1650-5
A Coast Scene
A River Scene with Dutch Vessels Becalmed
Jan van de Cappelle
about 1650
A River Scene with Dutch Vessels Becalmed
A River Scene with a Large Ferry
Jan van de Cappelle
about 1665
A River Scene with a Large Ferry
A Small Dutch Vessel before a Light Breeze
Jan van de Cappelle
probably about 1645-55
A Small Dutch Vessel before a Light Breeze
A Small Vessel in Light Airs, and Another Ashore
Jan van de Cappelle
probably 1650-60
A Small Vessel in Light Airs, and Another Ashore
Vessels Moored off a Jetty
Jan van de Cappelle
probably 1650-60
Vessels Moored off a Jetty
Vessels in Light Airs on a River near a Town
Jan van de Cappelle
probably 1645-55
Vessels in Light Airs on a River near a Town
 
  • Share