MOLYN, Pieter de
English-born Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1595-1661
Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher of English birth and Flemish descent. His father, Pieter de Molijn, came from Ghent and his mother, Lynken van den Bossche, from Brussels. It is not known why they went to England, perhaps for employment rather than to avoid religious persecution. Pieter the younger apparently remained proud of his birthplace throughout his life
Dutch Vessels at Sea in Stormy Weather
first half of 17th century
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Height: 40 cm (15.7 in). Width: 61 cm (24 in).