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Naval Battle
Anthonisz., Aert (Attributed to)
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Anthonisz., Aert (Attributed to)

Naval Battle

First quarter of the XVII century. Oil on panel. Not on display

The painting represents a sea battle between a Dutch ship displaying the coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam on the prow and an English vessel flying the standard with the Cross of St George. The compositional structure of the seascape situates it in the first quarter of the seventeenth century and in the milieu of Hendrick Cornelisz. Vroom (ca. 1566-1640). The canvas is not in good condition, as much of the glaze is missing, particularly from the sails and the clouds, though recent cleaning has revealed a rich colouring and, above all, a handling of the water based on long, undulating brushstrokes that suggest it may be a product of the hand of Aert Anthonisz. According to the archives of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, the attribution to Anthonisz. was initially made by Abraham Bredius and it is currently backed by Sabine Craft-Giepmans.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, Pintura holandesa en el Museo Nacional del Prado. Catálogo razonado, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2009, p.24-25


Technical data

Inventory number
Anthonisz., Aert (Attributed to)
Naval Battle
First quarter of the XVII century
Height: 33 cm.; Width: 49.4 cm.
Bequest of María Dionisia Vives y Zires, Duchess of Pastrana, 1889

Bibliography +

Polero y Toledo, Vicente, Catalogo de la Galeria de Cuadros del Excmo Sr. Duque de Pas..., Manuscrito Original e Inedito Co, 1868, pp. nº145.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, III, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, Pintura holandesa en el Museo Nacional del Prado. Catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2009, pp. 24-25.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, El paisaje nórdico en el Prado: Rubens, Brueghel, Lorena, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2011, pp. 115.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 944.
Autor escuela holandesa / 944. Un cuadro titulado "Combate naval" / Alto 0,33 ancho 0,49

Exhibitions +

Dutch Painters at the Prado
03.12.2009 - 11.04.2010

Displayed objects +

Heraldic: Escudo de Amsterdan en la popa de un navío
Siglo XVII

Flag: Banderas holandesas y bandera inglesa con la cruz de San Jorge
Siglo XVII

Transport, Maritime / Transport, River

Update date: 06-06-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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