Andries van Eertvelt, Entrance of the Port of Genoa with Papal Galleon
Entrance of the Port of Genoa with Papal Galleon. After 1627.

Andries van Eertvelt

1590 Antwerp 1652

“ E. is the eldest of the Flemish sea painters of the 17th century … He is less the precursor of the known family Peeters flourishing about 1650 than the laggard of Bruegel’s sea painting, particularly in the exaggerations of the wash of the waves. Especially in the early works of the 20s the endeavor shows to make the horror of tempests and shipwrecks as vivid as possible … A dull sage with greatly darkened parts is the prevailing color from which the little figures set off in (Flemish) colorfulness. – Later however, apparently after the Italian journey (1627/30), he prefers more quiet views of southern harbors with their rich vivid activity ”

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

„ das Blatt (Ridinger, Th. 288) ist heute wohlbehalten -perfekt verpackt- eingetroffen … “

(Herr K.-H. K., 3. Januar 2013)