A Coast Scene

Van de Cappelle's scenes are often intensely atmospheric, with brooding skies reflected in calm seas dominating the compositions. The vessel on the left, probably a 'wijdschip' (a small Dutch transport vessel) flies Dutch colours. Other vessels have red and white flags, and one a blue and red flag.

Key facts

Artist dates
1626 - 1679
Full title
A Coast Scene, with a Small Dutch Vessel landing Passengers
Date made
about 1650-5
Medium and support
Oil on oak
59.5 x 79.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery