Landscape master, one of the best-known marine painters. Pupil of Hendrik Vroom (1562/63–1640). Worked in di erent cities – Rotterdam, London, Middelburg, Antwerp, Ghent, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Voorburg and Zoeterwoude-Dorp. Followed by many painters of the succeeding generation, including Jacob van Ruisdael (1628/29–1682), Salomon van Ruysdael (1600/03–1670), Jan van de Cappelle (1626–1679), Jan van Goyen (1596–1656) and others. The wind driven clouds reflected in the sea spread over almost the whole of the painting. We see a low horizon and the wide distance, boats with wind filled sails and the mighty sea, somewhat rough but at the same time beautiful in its silvery greyishness.


  • Title: Stormy Sea
  • Creator: Jan Porcellis (1584, Ghent–1632, Zoeterwoude near Leiden)
  • Creator Lifespan: 1584 - 1632
  • Creator Nationality: Dutch
  • Creator Gender: man
  • Creator Death Place: Zoeterwoude near Leiden
  • Creator Birth Place: Ghent
  • Date: 1600–1632
  • Location Created: Holland
  • Physical Dimensions: 63.4 x 47.5 cm
  • History: Acquired from the collection of Friedrich Wilhelm Brederlo (1905/1906)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Latvian National Museum of Art
  • Medium: Oil on wood

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