Vessels in an Estuary off Amsterdam
Cornelis Pietersz. de Mooy (d. 1693)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
495 x 665 mm
Place of origin
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Powis Castle and Garden, Powys
This estuary scene, by Cornelis Pietersz. de Mooy, shows a number of different vessels in shallow waters near Amsterdam. In the distance, windmills and church spires can be seen on the horizon. In the left foreground, partly obscured by a sailing boat, a much larger vessel is at anchor; she displays an array of cannons and has an ornately decorated stern. The artist specialised in monochrome sea pieces, in which he applied black pigment with a pen and used a brush to add washes in varying tones of grey. These images so closely resemble the work of Willem van de Velde the Elder – the leading Dutch marine artist of the day – that it is possible de Mooy was his pupil. The present work, which is rendered in full colour, marks a departure from this style.
Oil painting on canvas, Vessels in an Estuary off Amsterdam by Cornelis Pietersz. de Mooy (d. 1693), indistinctly signed (lower left). Set into overmantel showing a number of sailing vessels in the estuary with a rowing boat right of centre in the foreground and the town of Amsterdam in background.
Powis Castle, The Powis Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Cornelis Pietersz. de Mooy (d. 1693), artist