The coat of arms on the wall at the right may stand for Marseilles or Toulon. The scenery may be based on that of Toulon.

The picture has been ascribed to Lacroix de Marseille, who closely imitated Vernet; it does not seem of sufficient quality to be by Vernet himself.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1714 - 1789
Full title
A Seaport
Date made
later 18th century
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
97.2 x 134 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Isabel Tarratt, in accordance with the wishes of her mother, Mrs Tarratt of Suffolk Hall, Cheltenham, 1894
Inventory number
NG1393
Location in Gallery