Sailing Vessels in a Stiff Breeze, a Village Beyond

…by the famous artist Jacob Xavery

I’m not sure I see the “village beyond” in this Dutch painting by Jacob Xavery (1736-1769) but I do see the Dutch flag waving from the mast of one of the sailing ships. Regardless, it’s a lovely painting of several tall-masted sailing ships making their way in a choppy sea as dark clouds begin to gather in the sky. One hopes they are all on their way to a friendly port where they can safely ride out the pending storm.

You can learn more about this Dutch artist and see additional examples of his work on our Jacob Xavery biography.