CORNELIS VERBEECK called SMIT

Haarlem 1590 – 1634

Beach scene with a fish auction at Egmond aan Zee

Oil on panel, 28 x 46 cm

Monogrammed on flag: CVB

Provenance:

Gironde, Chateau de Barbe, Baron de Brivazac (FR)

 

The marine painter Cornelis Verbeeck grew up in Haarlem, where he joined the local Guild of Saint Luke around 1610. The infamous painter, Rosicrucian and erotomaniac Johannes Torrentius (Verbeek) was his cousin. Cornelis also had a dubious reputation; in his youth he often came into conflict with the law. His aggressive nature has been preserved in the alias ‘Smit’, derived from the Dutch word for fighting.

Verbeeck had – in keeping with his own nature – a predilection for depicting ships in storm. In addition to such fantastic images, he painted some topographically correct beach scenes of the kind in the current painting. On the beach some fishermen are unloading a catch. According to legend, the pinkies originated in Egmond aan Zee around 1400. The church of Egmond aan Zee with its striking tower was destroyed during the Christmas Flood of November 1741.

CORNELIS VERBEECK called SMIT

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