Jan Porcellis
1583 - 1632

Action at Bergen 1666 Willem van de Velde the Younger

Porcellis was born in Ghent. He was the father of the marine artist Julius Porcellis. Tthey shared a similar repertoire of subjects and an identical signature monogram. It is is generally agreed that Jan Porcellis was the more fluent artist, particularly in his sense of space and his tonal palette (subtler than his son's). He died at Zoeterwoude.