Sailboats in the harbour by Elias Pieter van Bommel
Sailboats in the harbour by Elias Pieter van Bommel

Sailboats in the harbour

Sailboats in the harbour by Dutch Painter Elias Pieter van Bommel (1819 – 1890); known for is romantic style cityscapes.

This is a beautiful seaside view of ships coming into port after a days catch, as the men and some women prepare their vessels for the next day of work.

We can see three ships docked at port of three different sizes, other ships docked further down and more ships coming in from the open seas in the far distance.

At the port are several buildings, with large trees growing between them, and in the background a cloud filled blue sky of white, blue, grey, yellow and slightly orange clouds as the sun sets casting it’s warm orange glow over the landscape and the water.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase as a canvas print online.

Elias Pieter van Bommel was a Dutch romantic style painter of landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and began his artistic studies under the mentorship of Dutch landscape painter Andries Roth.

He began his carrier painting landscapes, but by the 1850s switched over to producing highly detailed cityscapes that incorporated the scenes of everyday life; with some of his paintings attaining historical significance due to the architectural detail they incorporated.

Elias painted extensively throughout the Netherland, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Scheveningen, Vlissingen and Hoorn; as well as taking extensive study trips through Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary and Italy.

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