The composition is not directly related to any known original by Claude, but compares with the Coast Scene with the Landing of Aeneas at Longford Castle. Roethlisberger suggests an Italian seventeenth- or eighteenth-century imitator.


  • Title: Classical Seaport at Sunset
  • Date: 17th or 18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w991 x h743 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Notes: Perhaps one of the two Seaports in Desenfans' Insurance List, 1804 (nos 70, 72)
  • Work Nationality: French
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: ?London, Noel Desenfans, 1804-1807: ?London, Noel Desenfans (1804 Insurance List, no. 70 or 72); London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, ?1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Imitator of: Claude
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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