Coastal Scene

Although rendered in the style of Salvator Rosa, this painting is most likely a forged in order to create the illusion of having been painted by the very popular eighteenth-century artist. This sweeping landscape illustrates the admiration for pastoral scenes that was present in the eighteenth-century art scene, with a mighty mountain juxtaposed with tiny human figures, demonstrating the strength of nature.

Creator: Théo Van Rysselberghe 

Date: about 1892

Original Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Size: 51 x 61 cm

Location: National Gallery London