Anamorphosis Painting of Perspective View of a Ship Model

Made:
1744-1774 in Europe
maker:
Willem van de Velde
artist:
Unattributed

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An anamorphosis painting of a perspective stern view of a ship model / Artist unknown, c.1744-1774. Oil on panel; 43.5 x 52.5 cm in gilded frame, 53.5 x 62 x 4.3 cm. Formerly attributed to 'Van de Velde'. Panel is made from three pieces of wood, the paint overlaid. Painted viewing circle encloses an image of a woman's head. Ship model is of French origin; mounted upon a marbled tabletop. With cylindrical mirror (see 1948-326/2) and anamorphic prints (see 1948-326/3-22).

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1948-326/1
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
  • visual and verbal communication
  • anamorphosis
credit:
Gabb Collection