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Cornelisz Verbeeck

Citing Laurens Johannes Bol’s 1973 book of 17th century Dutch marine paintings, Jenny Gaschke states that Cornelisz(also Cornelis) Verbeeck “appears to have been a violent character continuously caught up in fights and stabbings, which have left us with considerable legal records.” His turbulent nature might explain those stormy waves, one of his specialties.

The catalogue for the 2008 National Maritime Museum exhibition Turmoil and Tranquility: The Sea Through the Eyes of Dutch and Flemish Masters, edited by Gaschke, also mentions that Verbeeck was a member of the Guild of St. Luke in Haarlem. Verbeeck was born in 1590, and only a few of his paintings are known presently, some perhaps remaining hidden in private collections. He is believed to have died sometime in the late 1630s in Haarlem.

A Ship in a Rough Sea, oil on panel, 39.5 x 51 cm, 1620s, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

A Ship in a Rough Sea, oil on panel, 39.5 x 51 cm, 1620s, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

A Ship in Stormy Seas, oil on panel, 31.3 x 55.6 cm , 1625, Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

A Ship in Stormy Seas, oil on panel, 31.3 x 55.6 cm , 1625, Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

Dutch Ships in a Rough Sea, oil on oak panel, 11.2 x 22.9 cm, late 1620s, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Palmer Collection

Dutch Ships in a Rough Sea, oil on oak panel, 11.2 x 22.9 cm, late 1620s, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Palmer Collection

 

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