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.
1775 - 1851
Dutch Boats in a Gale ('The Bridgewater Sea Piece')
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
162.5 × 221 cm
On loan from The Capricorn Foundation
Location in Gallery