A Galley off a Mediterranean Port

An imaginary view of a galley off a Mediterranean port, framed by a decorative ruined arch on the far right. There are people on the quay and several small craft in the water. There is a tall statue on the quay and more ships can be seen beyond in the harbour. The artist had some knowledge of Mediterranean ports and a large part of his output consists of such imaginary scenes with several galleys. Castro was a Flemish painter of Portugese extraction and master of the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1664-65. His first name sometimes appears as 'Laureys'.

Object Details

ID: BHC0878
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Castro, Lorenzo A.
Date made: circa 1672-86
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Measurements: Painting: 419 x 515 mm; Frame: 470 mm x 575 mm x 47 mm

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