Ships Passing a Windmill

Storck was one of a family of artists and lived and worked in Amsterdam. Influenced especially by van de Velde, his output was prolific and concentrates on domestic, coastal scenery and celebratory views of his home city. This picture is typical in detailing a range of Dutch shipping, with their tricolour flying prominently from the vessel on the left and that most characteristic feature of the Dutch landscape, a windmill. With many patriotic associations, the image flatters the civic and nationalist pride of Storck’s Amsterdam patrons.

Object Details

ID: BHC0933
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Display - QH
Creator: Storck, Abraham
Date made: Late 17th century - Early 18th century; about 1690-1700
Exhibition: Art for the Nation; Macpherson Collection
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Measurements: Frame: 713 mm x 841 mm x 63 mm;Overall: 11.2 kg;Painting: 559 mm x 686 mm

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