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Portsmouth Revisited at Portsmouth Museum [Portsmouth]

Danckerts was a landscape painter born and trained in The Hague who had visited Italy before settling in England during the 1660s and 70s. Records show Danckerts receiving payments from the King in the 1675 and 1679, while the inventories of Charles II an
A View of Portsmouth ©

This exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum features important works of art which have been inspired by Portsmouth, its heritage and way of life. The loan from the Royal Collection includes two paintings and three watercolour views of the city. Hendrick Danckerts, A View of Portsmouth forms part of a set of oil paintings of ports with fortified defences commissioned by Charles II. The painting was specially conserved for this exhibition, which has revealed the work's significance as a very early and detailed view of the Portsmouth waterside. The painting is being exhibited for the first time in public, alongside other carefully selected views of the historic centre and waterside of Portsmouth.

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