"The ship can be identified from the stork on her stern as e Ooeivaar, a Dutch East Indiaman. She is anchored off the seaport of Hoorn in northern Holland, making this perhaps the only known work by Castro in which a precise location is identifiable."


  • Title: A Dutch East-Indiaman off Hoorn
  • Date: Before 1686
  • Physical Dimensions: w765 x h635 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: Flemish
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: London, William Cartwright (possibly inventory no. 218: 'seascift sumthing calme with [five?] ships & wharfe in a gilt frame - Castros. Mr Hart has 2.10s.'); Cartwright Bequest, 1686.
  • Inscriptions: Signed bottom right: 'Castro'
  • Artist: a Castro, Lorenzo
  • Acquisition Method: Cartwright, William (Bequest, 1686)

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