Cornelis de Wael, Imbarco a Genova, XVII secolo
Oil on canvas attributed to Cornelis de Wael. On a glassy
sea green bottle, and under a sky with clouds, a Spanish merchant ship is ready
to sail. The bow, closed with a balcony, is richly adorned with two female
figures carved wood. On the shore, the captain, standing wearing a red bolero
chats with the owner or dealer sitting on a mooring dick. The atmosphere in
this painting suggests that the scene is captured before the arrival of a
storm. Beautiful wood frame Large profile ended with a twist (later work).
Dimensions: 36.5 x 57.5 cm sight - 66 x 87 cm with frame
Status: restorations. Relining old. Good condition. Sold
with a wooden frame and golden dough 1800.
Wael (Antwerp 1592 - Rome 1667). Son of the painter Wael January and grand-son
of writer Gerard de Jode, he moved to Genoa with his brother Luc in 1610. It is
distinguished by his paintings of naval battles, harbor scenes, or genre
scenes. The kind that initiates found a broad consensus in the second half of
the seventeenth century with the leader Pieter Mulier said the Cavalier
Dyck, his friend, stayed many times at home. He even painted his portrait.
De Wael made
figure of protector of his compatriots in Genoa, and his workshop is a real
Flemish coterie. It spreads in Genoa and the Flemish Realism. In 1656, he left
Genoa to settle in Rome.