Oil on Canvas – The Approaching Storm’ Attributed to Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789).
Vernet was born in Avignon and began painting for his father, who was a decorator of carriages, when just 14 years old. He then studied in Rome under Claude Gellee, the renowned maritime artist. Gellee’s style and choice of subjects greatly influenced Vernet, particularly his representations of classical Italianate ruins. This painting contains many of the elements, colours and atmosphere of his famous work ‘A Calm on the Mediterranean’ in The Getty Museum. Vernet’s work can be seen in The Louvre, The Getty Museum and The Rijksmuseum
Width: 55″ / 140 cms
Height: 38″ / 97 cms