Adriaen Van Diest (circle) (1655-1704)

Artist Name Adriaen Van Diest (circle) (1655-1704)
Title Riverscape with Boats
Size 21 x 28 inches
Medium Oil on Canvas
Biography Adriaen van Diest was born in the Hague in the Netherlands. Like his father and his brother, he pursued a career as a marine painter, that is, a painter of seascapes and sailing ships. In 1673, attracted by the thriving English market for portraits and marine paintings, he joined the exodus of Dutch artists leaving to work in England. It is thought that his master was Willem van de Velde the Younger, the great Dutch marine artist who had a busy studio at Greenwich, just outside London on the River Thames. A gifted and versatile artist, Van Diest also painted landscapes, and his views of western England were to influence the landscape painter Richard Wilson.
Description A delightful Dutch Old Master oil on canvas depicting an Italian Capriccio marine with  widening riverscape with boats, people and animals in the foreground.  There is also the ruins of a castle or folly with a village behind. Very interesting subject matter and beautifully depicted. It dates to around 1690. It is a very busy and interesting painting.
Provenance Provenance. British Collection.
Frame Framed size 33 inches by 26 inches approx. Good condition.
Price £6750
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