A Coastal Ruin in Italy by Jan Asselijn was created between 1640 – 1652. The painting is in Rijkmuseum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 54,5 x 48 cm and is produced as an oil on panel.
A favourite motif of the Italianates was a small harbour on the Mediterranean Sea with a crumbling quay and a ruin. At right are an African man and a couple of Turkish traders.
About the Artist: Dutch Golden Age painter Jan Asselijn was born at Dieppe. He received instruction from Esaias van de Velde (1587–1630), and distinguished himself particularly in landscape and animal painting. He traveled in France and Italy, and modeled his style after Bamboccio (Pieter van Laer). Their marriages brought both Asselijn and Helt-Stockade back to the Netherlands after their travels… Read more