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Sebastian Pether, Dutch Shipping

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Trewithen
Title(s)
Dutch Shipping
Date
? c.1820s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 48 cm, Overall width: 75 cm
Artist
Sebastian Pether (1790-1844)
Catalogue Number
TN38

Description

The picture depicts a Dutch spritsail fishing vessel, laden with a cargo of barrels, probably containing herring, a staple of the Dutch fishing industry. It can be attributed with confidence to Sebastian Pether, whose initials, ‘S.P’., are inscribed on the white sail. For Pether’s biography see TN9.

by Martin Postle

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