An Imaginary Coastal Town

Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1622 – Amsterdam 1666)
National Trust Inventory Number 591753

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1622 - 1666
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 825 x 1232 mm (32 1/2 x 48 1/2 in)
Place of origin Holland
Collection Washington Old Hall, Tyne and Wear (Accredited Museum)
On show at Washington Old Hall, Tyne and Wear, Yorkshire and North East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, An Imaginary Coastal Town, Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1622 – Amsterdam 1666). Picture representing a large town on the banks of the sea, on which are some large vessels with Dutch flags. Several details of the buildings are taken from a view of Paris, such as the Tour de Nesle (twice), the palace of the Louve, the isle of Sein with the Pont Neuf, the Notre Dame and the Tour St. Jacques. A replica of this painting is considered by DR C Hofstede de Groot to be an authentic and characteristic work by Jan Abraham Beerstraten. (Details of the replica, together with photograph in the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute London)


Given by Mr Geoffrey and Mrs Sheila Pettit between 1976 and 1977, to commemorate the Bicentennial of the American Revolution

Makers and roles

Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1622 – Amsterdam 1666), artist

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Periods 17th century (33413)
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Subjects Imaginary Views (96)
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