The row-barge in the foreground towards the left has a Dutch ensign, and most of the other vessels have Dutch flags.

This painting is comparable in style with Cappelle's 'A Shipping Scene with a Dutch Yacht firing a Salute', which is dated 1650.

Key facts

Artist dates
1626 - 1679
Full title
A River Scene with Dutch Vessels Becalmed
Date made
about 1650
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
112 x 153.5 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lord Revelstoke, 1929
Inventory number
Location in Gallery