Shop art print and framed art Port de Sète by Joseph Vernet

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Port de Sète

View of the Port of Sète is a painting by Claude Joseph Vernet, a painter of the Kingdom of France. It is one of the works in the Ports of France series. Claude Joseph Vernet went to Sète in October 1756 to paint the Ports of France series. It was here that Vernet set about depicting a moving sea in the midst of a storm. According to Vernet, "If I painted it, it would produce an effect quite unusual among the many works I do for the king [Louis XV]." Abel-François Poisson de Vandières, Marquis de Marigny, Superintendent of the Royal Buildings Department, opposed Vernet's idea, pointing out in a letter that people who had only seen the sea from the land side would not recognise the small representation at sea as a fixed port and town. However, Vernet continued to insist on depicting the stormy scene, claiming that bad weather was one of the characteristics of the region, and finally obtained the Marquis de Marigny's concession. The painting Vue du port de Set, the only storm scene in the series, was admired for its originality at the Salon of [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the neoclassicism style.


« Port de Sète » is kept at Musée de la Marine, Paris, France.


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