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Johann Christian Klengel, Coastal landscape (fisherfolk at the ports)

1775,  Oil on canvas, 18.5 x 25.5 cm, indicated at the bottom right of the center: Klengel 1775 [fragmented]
Inv. no. V/71/38/K1, 1971 Donation Walter Hentschel

The milieu introduced by Klengel perfectly illustrates the daily life of the costal dwellers in the Netherlands in those days which the artist only knew thanks to artistic examples. As the Dutch Masters do he also focuses on the realistic expression of atmosphere, weather and clouding which almost evolves into an independent motif besides the fisherfolk’s hustle and bustle at the beach.


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