VLIEGER, Simon de
(b. 1601, Rotterdam, d. 1653, Weesp)

Stormy Sea

Oil on wood, 37 x 49,5 cm
Private collection

Simon de Vlieger was one of the leading marine painters in the Netherlands in the 17th century. His early works are known for the muted tonality while his later pictures indicate the transition from this 'tonal' phase of Dutch painting towards the more classical style of Jan van de Cappelle and the Van de Veldes.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 10 minutes):
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in E flat major RV 253 op. 8 No. 5 (Storm at sea)