Abraham Storck - Southern Harbour Scene with Oriental Figures
Southern Harbour Scene with Oriental Figures
Oil on canvas (relined). 71.5 x 90 cm.
Signed and dated lower centre: A. Storck 1681.
Abraham Storck was primarily known for his harbour, marine and kitchen scenes. Dated works by this artist exist between 1650 and 1697. Most of his Italian harbour scenes are capriccios, and the present work is presumably an idealised veduta. The opulent composition, rich figural staffage and subdued colours are typical of Storck's oeuvre.
Private ownership, Germany.