Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789)

Artist Name Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789)
Title Capriccio View of an Estuary
Description This stunning French Old Master oil painting is attributed to the circle of Claude Joseph Vernet. Painted circa 1760 it is a fine Capriccio view of an estuary with figures by the entrance of a grotto. The buildings and trees across the estuary are beautifully reflected in the still water. A lovely example of an 18th century French Old Master marine old painting.
 
Provenance British collection.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 33 x 26 inches
Frame Housed in an ornate gilt carved 18th century frame, 41 inches by 34 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714 - 1789) was the leading French landscape painter (with Hubert Robert) of the later 18th century. He achieved great celebrity with his topographical paintings and serene landscapes. He was also one of the century's most accomplished painters of tempests and moonlight scenes.
Price £5750
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