Spanish Ship off Naples | Abraham Willaerts | 1669

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Size: A4 Portrait

This painting adopts an unusual upright format and shows a Mediterranean harbour. The scene is perceived from a high viewpoint and bathed in milky golden sunshine. In the foreground a cobbled quay overlooks a bustling harbour. A grand lighthouse, in the background on the right, dominates the scene and a Spanish ship is seen, in starboard-bow view, at anchor. The vessel has an ornately carved stern and there is a figurehead of a prince on a leaping white horse on the bow. She flies the Spanish flag, a religious pennant from the mainmast, a red flag from the stern, the Spanish Burgundian cross from the foremast and a small jack on the sprit topmast. There is considerable activity both on the ship and in the rigging. One figure is climbing the foremast. The artist has paid particular attention to lively details. Small craft are shown in the surrounding water. The barge rowing towards the left, in the foreground, has three sets of oars. As well as what appear to be hinged deck sections over a small cargo space in the stern. The deck sections are raised and three men, including the helmsman, are standing or sitting within the small cargo space. In the distance, to the right, a small ceremonial barge with a canopy in the stern is going past the anchored ship. Another ship at anchor, probably flying the Dutch flag, can be seen in the distance. The bay is full of activity and shipping. 



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
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  • Contains no plastic


A1= 23.4 x 33.1 Inches

A2 = 16.5 x 23.4 Inches

A3 = 11.7 x 16.5 Inches

A4 = 8.3 x 11.7 Inches