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Original oil-on-canvas painting of the Dutch East Indiaman Rooswijk (sunk in 1739 off southeast Engl

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Original oil-on-canvas painting of the Dutch East Indiaman Rooswijk (sunk in 1739 off southeast Engl
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Original oil-on-canvas painting of the Dutch East Indiaman Rooswijk (sunk in 1739 off southeast England) by Curnow. 30" x 23¾". Beautifully executed by Penzance, Cornwall, artist Ralph Curnow (brother of one of the salvagers of the Rooswijk), this oil painting shows the Rooswijk at harbor before her final voyage, with two Dutch men and the stern of a beached ship in the foreground, buildings and other ships in the background, tender boat with red sails carrying cargo to the Rooswijk in the water, a very accurate rendering with particularly true waves and sea (traditionally very difficult to paint but the specialty of this artist, who emphasizes lighting and shadows), signed at bottom right. (Note: One of this artist's latest projects was commissioned through us for a private collector depicting the "day after" the 1715 Fleet disaster.)