Circle of Adriaen Van Deist Oil Painting,Circle of Adriaen Van Deist, Marine Scene Circa 1680


Oil on Panel, Circle of Adriaen Van Deist Circa 1680, Marine scene depicting large Battleships harbouring, Housed in a good Ebony & Gilt frame.

The period panel with restorations (Cradling), ink label.

He was born at the Hague in 1655, the son of Jeronymus van Diest, a painter of sea-pieces, by whom he was instructed in the art. When he was seventeen years old he moved to London, where he was employed by Granville, Earl of Bath, for whom he painted several views and ruins in the west of England. He also painted portraits, but did not meet with much encouragement, although his pictures, particularly his landscapes, possess considerable merit; as a proof of which Horace Walpole states that there were seven pictures by Van Diest in Sir Peter Lely's collection. He etched several landscapes from his own designs, in a slight, masterly style. Van Diest died in London in 1704.

H 23 in. x W 32 in. x D 4 in.H 58.42 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 10.16 cm

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