This charming harbor and market scene appears to show 17th century Dutch ships in an Italian harbor, and was likely produced by a follower of renowned French artist Claude Lorrain. The painting it is not an exact copy after any known work, but features elements found in various Claude harbor scenes. Though the early history of this work remains undocumented, it may have been owned by George Washington. Washington had acquired a landscape after Claude for Mount Vernon as early as 1758, and he acquired a number of prints after the artist in the late 1790s. More


c. 1700




Oil on canvas; gilt wood


Overall (Canvas): 15 1/2 in. x 22 in. (39.37 cm x 55.88 cm)
Overall (Frame): 20 in. x 26 1/4 in. (50.8 cm x 66.68 cm)


Purchase, 1954

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