"Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast," 1667

This painting by Ludolf Backhuysen depicts three Dutch cargo ships. Backhuysen, German-born, moved to Amsterdam in 1649 to study marine painting. During the last quarter of the seventeenth century, he was Holland’s leading seascape artist, with royal and noble patrons throughout Europe.

Caption:
This painting by Ludolf Backhuysen depicts three Dutch cargo ships.
Type: Photograph
Credit: Ludolf Backhuysen, Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington
Origin: National Gallery of Art
1985.29.1
 
This painting by Ludolf Backhuysen depicts three Dutch cargo ships.