Born in Rotterdam, de Vlieger moved in 1634 to Delft, where he joined the Guild of Saint Luke, and then to Amsterdam in 1638, though he maintained a house in Rotterdam until 1650 when he moved to Weesp. In the 1630s and 1640s he was one of the best-known Dutch maritime painters. He moved away from the monochrome style of Jan Porcellis and Willem van de Velde, the elder towards a more realistic use of colour, with highly detailed and accurate representations of rigging and ship construction. He painted ships in harbour and at sea as well as storms and shipwrecks.
Impressions of Normandy: Susannah Woolmer visits an exhibition at the Bowes Museum which explores the relationship between two of the nineteenth century's greatest printers of seascapes, Boudin and Monet.(Exhibitions)
Aug 01, 2004; A small but elegantly conceived exhibition, 'Boudin, Monet and the Sea Painters of Normandy' examines the development of seaside...