VLIEGER, Simon de
(b. 1601, Rotterdam, d. 1653, Weesp)
Oil on wood, 37 x 49,5 cm
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.