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Flemish Picture of an Imaginary Port Scene c.1590-1610 1590 - 1610

Marten Van Valckenborch, Circle of 

Flemish Picture of an Imaginary Port Scene c.1590-1610, Marten Van Valckenborch, Circle of
Oil on canvas
16th Century
35 x 47 inches 89 x 119.5 cm
This remarkable capriccio of a sea port shows the breadth and vision typical of landscape paintings by the Valckenborch family and their circle. In the foreground an elegant company mingle with fishermen and traders, whilst beyond galleys and a sea gateway to an imaginary city conjure a fanastic vision comparable with the later paintings of Claude Lorrain.
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