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The Man-o’-War ‘Bruinvisch’ by Ludolf Backhuysen

    The Man-o’-War ‘Bruinvisch’ by Ludolf Backhuysen

    The Man-o’-War ‘Bruinvisch’ and Other Ships in Rough Sea by Ludolf Backhuysen was created in 1675 – 1680. The painting is in Birmingham Museum of Art. The size of the work is 64,8 x 98,7 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    About the Artist: German-born Dutch painter, draughtsman, calligrapher and printmaker Ludolf Backhuysen was born in Emden, East Frisia. Bakhuysen grew up in Emden, which had its heyday in the 16th century and was already showing signs of decline. In 1650 he went to Amsterdam and joined the trading company Bartolotti as clerk. He studied first under Allart van Everdingen and then under Hendrik Dubbels, two eminent masters of the time, and soon became celebrated for his sea-pieces, which often had rough seas… Read more


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