LOUTHERBOURG, Philip Jacques de
(b. 1740, Strasbourg, d. 1812, London)

Seascape with Sunset

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Oil on canvas, 119 x 167 cm
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

In this painting Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg who modelled himself on the marine painter Claude Joseph Vernet. The entire left half of the painting is taken up by craggy, towering cliffs with a fortress set prominently on their steep slopes and by a distant town. On the right-hand side, there is a view of a Dutch frigate, behind which the seascape dissolves in the hazy southern atmosphere and the setting sun. In the foreground, a number of fishermen, engaged in various activities, give the painting the necessary natural touch.




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