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ADRIAEN VAN DIEST (1655-1704)

1655 to 1704, Dutch

A Rocky Coastal Landscape with Men-of-War flying the British Flag and Figures in the Foreground

Oil on canvas

signed

100.00 x 124.00 cm    39.37 x 48.82 inches


Born in The Hague in 1655, Adriaen van Diest was the son and pupil of the well-known marine painter Willem van Diest. Like his father, he mainly painted seascapes but was also known to have produced some landscapes, animal pictures and a number of engravings.

In 1672, King Charles II invited Dutch craftsmen and artists to England where there was a growing market for paintings, es...
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