Oil on canvas, Ships in a storm off a Mediterranean coast
Ships in a storm off a Mediterranean coast. Attributed to Pieter Mulier De Jonge, called Tempesta (Haarlem ca. 1636 – 1701 Milan), not signed.
Oil on canvas, 86,5 x 128,5 cm
Pieter Mulier de Jonge left his hometown of Haarlem for Italy at a young age. Here he settled in Milan and achieved great fame as a painter of seascapes, specializing particularly in depicting storm scenes. Mulier de Jonge was quickly given the nickname Cavelier Pietro Tempesta, which may also have to do with his alleged irascible character. This artist died in 1701 and was buried in the San Calimero in Milan.
The world-famous collection of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London contains three important navies by Pieter Mulier de Jonge, also ships in a heavy storm off the coast and also all three unsigned.