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AERNOUT SMIT (1641-1710)

1641 to 1710, Nertherlands

Dutch Tjalks moored off a Beach; A Dutch Admiralty Yacht running out to meet a Man-o’-War

Oil on canvas,

the second signed

33.70 x 39.40 cm    13.27 x 15.51 inches


Aernout Smit was born in Amsterdam probably in 1641 and was a pupil of the Dutch sea-painter Jan Theunisz Blankerhoff 1628-1669.

Blankerhoff had served on a Dutch warship and his experience was reflected in his attention to detail in his paintings. The grey tonality that he employed is reminiscent also of Simon de Vlieger, Pieter Mulier and Allart van Everdingen, and is noticeable ...
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