CAPPELLE, Jan van de
(b. 1626, Amsterdam, d. 1679, Amsterdam)
Seascape with Sailing Boatsafter 1652
Oil on canvas, 67 x 58 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Cappelle was principally a landscape painter, developing a type of scene known as a "parade" in which he depicts a gathering of large boats on a calm sea, normally near a port, where they have assembled for an official event.