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Ludolf Bakhuizen

Ludolf Bakhuizen Battle of Vigo Bay oil painting on canvas
Battle of Vigo Bay
Painting ID::  94898
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Ludolf Bakhuizen Battle of Vigo Bay oil painting on canvas



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  Ludolf Bakhuizen
  (December 28, 1630 - November 17, 1708) was a German-born Dutch Golden Age painter who was the leading Dutch painter of maritime subjects after the two Willem van de Veldes (father and son) left for England in 1672. He was born in Emden, East Frisia, and came to Amsterdam in about 1650, working as a merchant's clerk and a calligrapher. He discovered so strong a genius for painting that he relinquished the business and devoted himself to art from the late 1650s, initially in pen drawings. He studied first under Allart van Everdingen and then under Hendrik Dubbels, two eminent masters of the time, and soon became celebrated for his sea-pieces, which often had rough seas. He was an ardent student of nature, and frequently exposed himself on the sea in an open boat in order to study the effects of storms. His compositions, which are numerous, are nearly all variations of one subject, the sea, and in a style peculiarly his own, marked by intense realism or faithful imitation of nature. In his later years Bakhuizen employed his skills in etching; he also painted a few examples each of several other genres of painting, such as portraits, landscapes and genre paintings.
  Battle of Vigo Bay
  1702 (1702) Type Oil on canvas Dimensions 48.3 cm x 68.6 cm cyf

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