Ludolf Backhuysen Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 11631-1708
Dutch Baroque Painter
Ludolf Backhuysen or Bakhuysen (1631-November 17, 1708), Dutch painter, was born at Emden, in Hanover.
Ships Running Aground in a Storm by Ludolf Backhuysen 1690s Oil on canvas, 173,5 x 341 cm Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts, BrusselsHe was brought up as a merchant at Amsterdam, but early discovered so strong a genius for painting that he relinquished his business interests and devoted himself to art. He studied first under Allart van Everdingen and then under Hendrik Dubbels, two eminent masters of the time, and soon became celebrated for his sea-pieces.
He was an ardent student of nature, and frequently exposed himself on the sea in an open boat in order to study the effects of storms. His compositions, which are numerous, are nearly all variations of one subject, the sea, and in a style peculiarly his own, marked by intense realism or faithful imitation of nature. In his later years Backhuysen employed his kills in etching and calligraphy.
He died in Amsterdam on November 17, 1708.
16 Paintings of Bakhuysen
Ships in Distress in a Heavy Storm
Coastal Scene with a Man-of-War and other Vessels
Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee
Fishing Vessels Offshore in a Heavy Sea
Portrait of an Artist
Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast
The 'Eendracht' and a Fleet of Dutch Men-of-war
Ships in a Storm off Enkhuizen
Battle at Sea between Hollanders and Pirates
Bateau de peche et cabotier par gros temps, dit ...
A Kaag Leaving the Shore in Stormy Weather
Dutch Craft Lying Close Onshore
Ships in a Storm
A Sea Battle between the Dutch and the English