A Medieval Ship in the Ashmolean

By Geoffrey Callender, published July 1913


The ship in question is painted in oils on a panel. The artist is unknown but the picture represents one of the miracles of St Nicholas of Bari, the patron saint of seafarers. The ship is struggling in a gale and the author speculates about the thoughts and actions of those on board. ┬áDetails of the two-masted vessel and it’s rigging are described. It is suggested that it is of Adriatic origin and that the artist was Quirizio da Murano.

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Filed under: Late Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

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