CAPPELLE, Jan van de
(b. 1626, Amsterdam, d. 1679, Amsterdam)
Oil on canvas, 110 x 148 cm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
The sea is extremely placid, the ships reflecting in the calm water. The sky is predominantly silver-grey, and the groups of ships floating on the smooth sea provide accents of brown. Its peacefulness and simplicity bestow this seascape with a certain grandeur.