Seashore with Fishwives offering Fish

The white horse carries a fishing net on its back; in the distance at the right two boats can be seen by the shore.

This picture was exhibited at the British Institution in 1818 as the artist's last painting. There is no stylistic reason for this tradition. The back of the panel is stamped with the arms of the first recorded owner, Queen Isabella Farnese (wife of Philip V of Spain, died 1766).

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1619 - 1668
Full title
A View on a Seashore with Fishwives offering Fish to a Horseman
Date made
1650-68
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
35.3 x 41.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
NG880
Location in Gallery