St. Paul Wrecked at Sea

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Holy See
    City: Vatican City
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Bonaventura Peeters was born in Antwerp in 1614 and became a master of the city’s Guild of St. Luke (the painters’ guild) in 1634. Little is known about his training, but he came from a family of marine and landscape painters. He shared a studio in Antwerp with his brother Gillis, with whom he collaborated. He later lived in Hoboken and worked with his sister Catharina and brother Jan Peeters I. The naturalism of his paintings of northern European landscapes has led some to believe that he travelled around Scandinavia, but his paintings of southern European seascapes are generally held to be imaginative rather than observational. Other paintings by Bonaventura Peeters can be seen in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
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  • Details
    Title
    St. Paul Wrecked at Sea
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 52.50 cm, width: 98.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sir Bruce Ingram, 1963
    GAC number
    1472