Etched by the artist pulled from the copper plate in late 18- early 19 Century impression on heavier weight laid paper with narrow margins. Etched image measures 5.5 by 9.75 inches. This is in good condition.
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Reinier Nooms (Amsterdam, c. 1623 — Amsterdam, c. 1667), also known as Zeeman(Dutch for “sailor”), was a maritime painter known for his highly detailed paintings and etchings of ships.
Nooms started painting and drawing in his later years, following a rough, drunken life as a sailor. It is not known how he acquired his skill as an artist. His knowledge of ships is evident from his work: ships and foreign locations are depicted with high accuracy and in great detail, and served as an example to other artists of how to depict ships.
A widely traveled artist, Nooms visited Paris, Venice and possibly Berlin, and also journeyed along the coast of North Africa.
A favorite subject of his paintings were the Dutch victories in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. For instance, he painted the Amalia, the flagship of admiral Maarten Tromp, before the Battle of the Downs in 1639. This painting now hangs in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, UK. His painting of the Battle of Leghorn in 1653 is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
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