Dutch Vessels in Calm Water

The 'tjalk' (Dutch passenger vessel) on the right has two Dutch flags. The boat in the right middle distance is a brigantine.

This is probably an early work. Jan van Os is better known as a painter of fruit and flower still lifes, two of which are in the National Gallery's Collection: 'Fruit, Flowers and a Fish' and 'Fruit and Flowers in a Terracotta Vase'.

Key facts

Artist dates
1744 - 1808
Full title
Dutch Vessels in Calm Water
Date made
probably 1770-85
Medium and support
Oil on oak
32.1 x 42.4 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by Arthur Kay, 1895
Inventory number
Location in Gallery