Andries van Eertvelt, Marine with Papal Galleon
Marine with Papal Galleon

Andries van Eertvelt

1590 Antwerp 1652

“ E. is the eldest of the Flemish marine painters of the 17th century … He is not so much the forerunner of the known family Peeters flowering about 1650 but a straggler of Bruegel’s seascape painting, particularly in the exaggerations of the wave drawing. Especially in the early works of the 20s the endeavor asserted to make the horrors of violent storms and shipwrecks as vivid as possible … A dull grey green with heavily darkened parts is the prevailing color, of which the little figures stand out (Flemish) colorfully. – Later, however, apparently after the Italian journey (1627/30), he prefers quiet views of southern harbors with their brisk activity ”

(Fred C. Willis in Thieme-Becker X [1914], 316 f.)

“ Many thanks for your message. Thank you very much for sending the (Anthonie) Waterloo … I am grateful to you for the opportunity to buy the etching. It was interesting to learn about its provenance … The Waterloo etching arrived safely today, beautifully wrapped. Thank you very much indeed ”

(Mr. M. L., April 24 and 29 resp. and May 6, 2003)