Lieve Pietersz Verschuier (att) (1627-1686)

Artist Name Lieve Pietersz Verschuier (att) (1627-1686)
Title Coastal Maritime Nocturne
Description This atmospheric 17th century Dutch Golden Age marine oil painting is attributed to Dutch noted artist Lieve Pietersz Verschuier. Painted circa 1670 it is a lovely example of his work and specialist maritime interest. In the foreground are fishermen in a boat. In the middle ground men are repairing the hull of a large boat and beyond is an anchored frigate. To the left are more figures on the shoreline and the edge of a castle or monastic building can be seen. Above this is a stunning night sky with the moon breaking through dramatic clouds and bathing the whole scene in silvery moonlight.  A fantastic Dutch Golden Age maritime oil painting finished off with a beautiful gilt frame.
Provenance Guernsey estate.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 24 x 21 inches
Frame Housed in a complementary ornate frame 34 inches by 31 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Lieve Pietersz Verschuier (1627–1686) was a Dutch Golden Age artist. He was born in Rotterdam, and is documented in Amsterdam in 1651, where he possibly learned to paint from Simon de Vlieger. He traveled to Rome in 1653 as a young man with Jan Vermeer van Utrecht and became friends with Willem Drost and Johann Carl Loth. On his return he settled in Rotterdam in 1667 where he remained, painting marine scenes, and Italianate landscapes. His maritime works are valued today for their historical value illustrating the art of shipbuilding in the 17th century.
Price SOLD