This theatrical, bustling seaport is effectively a 'capriccio' - a scene invented by the artist by juxtaposing selected elements in order to obtain heightened stylistic effects and atmospheres.


  • Title: An Italian Seaport
  • Date: 1670
  • Physical Dimensions: w873 x h695 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: Dutch
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: ?Moses Vanhausen sale, 1783. Bt Desenfans; London, Noel Desenfans, 1783-1807; London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Inscriptions: Signed and dated on circular stone, bottom left: 'I LINGELBACH / FECIT / 1670'
  • Artist: Lingelbach, Jan
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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