Two scenes showing a Fish market in front of a town
Brussels 1663 - 1703
Oil on canvas
Schoevaerdt's specialty was combination landscapes, in which airy landscapes are often combined with a body of water and imaginative capriccio-like architecture, whereby the figure staffage was often provided by fellow painters such as Pieter Bout (1658-1719). One painting in particular, sold at Sotheby's, Amsterdam on November 7, 2000, lot 83, shows clear parallels to the architecture of the present painting.
We can see a bay on the shore of which fishing boats have landed, whose fishermen are about to sell their wares to residents of a city who have gathered in front of the imaginative architecture.
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