VLIEGER, Simon de
(b. 1601, Rotterdam, d. 1653, Weesp)
Seascape in the Morning (detail)1640-45
Oil on panel
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The detail shows the right of this painting. A ship has been hauled onto dry land; a pot of tar stands on the fire, to be used in caulking: stopping up the ship's seams with oakum and sealing them with tar.