Three Sailing-vessels at Choppy Sea, from a series Inland Waterways

Reinier Nooms Zeeman

Reinier Nooms Zeeman - Three Sailing-vessels at Choppy Sea, from a series Inland Waterways
The northern Netherlands was a seafaring nation, a reason why maritime scenes were sought-after subjects. The accomplished painter and etcher Reinier Nooms, called Zeeman (Seaman), specialized in this genre. In all probability, he himself took part in several overseas voyages - one brought him to the coast of North Africa. In this print, he made use of his personal experience to faithfully convey a movement of the sailing boats on a choppy sea.
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measurements: height 137 mm
width 209 mm
material: paper
technique: etching, State II
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inventory number: R 148822
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings