Bonaventura Peeters (1614-1652): Ship on a wild sea, oil on panel, dated 1649


Work: 27,5 x 22 cm

Frame: 34 x 29,5 cm


The painting monogrammed 'B.P.' in the left bottom corner and dated (1649).

The reverse with a panel mark (see: J. Van Damme, 'The Antwerp panel-makers and their marks', in: Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Updated by Ingrid Moortgat and Piet Bakker, edited by Joost Vander Auwera, with an introduction, and Justin Davies. Translated by Michael Lomax, link): the mark of F. De Bout (De Bont, De Baut or Debbout). See also: J. Wadum, 'The Antwerp Brand on Paintings on Panel', in: Erma Hermens e.a. (eds.), Looking trough Paintings, London, 1998, Archetype Publications Ltd., XI, pp. 179-198.

The Antwerp painter Bonaventura Peeters became free master in the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp between 18 September 1634 and 18 September 1635. He is particularly known for his genre paintings (landscapes, seascapes, architecture). (link)