Capriccio of a Seaport with Figures and an Antique Statue
Thomas Wyck (Beverwijk 1616 – Haarlem 1677)
Oil painting on canvas, Capriccio of a Seaport with Figurres and an Antique Statue by Thomas Wyck (Beverwijk 1616 – Haarlem 1677). A seaport, with figures standing and sitting on the steps of a harbour to the centre foreground, with steps down to the right to a berthed sailing boat, a classical female statue on a plinth to the left, and a ruined tower in the left centre ground, distant horizon on the right with cloudy sky.
In 1677 inventory and thence by descent until acquired in 1948 by HM Government when Sir Lyonel, 4th Bt (1854 – 1952) and Sir Cecil Tollemache, 5th Bt (1886 – 1969) presented Ham House to the National Trust, and entrusted to the care of the Victoria & Albert Museum, until 1990, when returned to the care of the National Trust, and to which ownership was transferred in 2002
Ham House, The Dysart Collection (purchased by HM Government in 1948 and transferred to the National Trust in 2002)
Makers and roles
Thomas Wyck (Beverwijk 1616 – Haarlem 1677), artist