A Coastal Ruin in Italy, Jan Asselijn, 1640 - 1652

A Coastal Ruin in Italy, Jan Asselijn, 1640 - 1652

oil on panel, h 54.5cm × w 48cm. More details

A favourite motif of the Italianates was a small harbour on the Mediterranean Sea with a crumbling quay and a ruin. At right are an African man and a couple of Turkish traders. At the left, a man in northern European clothing gestures out to sea. Overseas trade stimulated an interest for such scenes among Dutch collectors, even though the views were imaginary.

On display in room 2.17 Landscapes Italianates

Collections with this work

Landscapes

Rijksmuseum

Italie in beeld

Italie in schilderijen

16 minutes ago - 4 works 0 0

new set 1

Shinji Nonose

April 10 2016 - 37 works 0 0

Make your own creations with this work