Hendrick de Meijer - Coastal Landscape with Fishmongers
Hendrick de Meijer
Coastal Landscape with Fishmongers
Oil on panel. 91.5 x 156 cm.
Signed and dated lower left: H D Meyer f 16[??] (last two digits indistinct).
This large coastal landscape derives its charm from the varied and naturalistic figures that inhabit it. Alongside the fishmongers and their customers, we see numerous other persons of varying social standing - from elegantly dressed horsemen to fishermen pulling their boats on land - as well as horse-drawn covered wagons and wandering stray dogs. The towering masts and sails of the landed boats lend the necessary vertical accents to the primarily horizontal lines of the composition.