A Coastal Scene with Figures, by Antonio Travi da Sestri (1608-1665).

Oil on canvas, 112cm by 142.5cm.

Travi Da Sestri, who was born near to Genoa, was only a moderately successful artist, painting scenes along the Ligurian coast, until he studied with the German landscape painter Goffredo Wals (c1605-c1638).

He then became celebrated for more dramatic coastal scenes, painted in the Northern style. 

The painting was probably purchased by John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700) on a late Grand Tour.

It appears in the 1763 Burghley Inventory which records: ‘Breakfast room…..a Landscape by Antonio Travi da Sestri.’


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