Image
Dutch Boats in a Gale ('The Bridgewater Sea Piece')
On loan from a private collection, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

Dutch boats are shown on course for collision in stormy weather. Dark clouds contribute to the sense of danger. The painting was commissioned by the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater as a companion piece to a 17th-century Dutch seascape in his possession.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1775 - 1851
Full title
Dutch Boats in a Gale ('The Bridgewater Sea Piece')
Date made
1801
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
162.5 x 221 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from a private collection
Inventory number
L297
Location in Gallery