The Getty Research Institute
Research Home Tools Cutural Objects Names Authority Full Record Display
Cultural Objects Names Authority  Cultural Objects Names Authority® Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help
ID: 700001893Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Schipbreuk op een rotsachtige kust (easel painting (painting by form); Wijnand Nuijen (Den Haag 1813-03-04 - Den Haag 1839-06-02); ca. 1837; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); SK-A-4644; RM001.collect.4867)
Note: In this intensely dramatic painting we see a three-master sinking off a rocky shore in a tearing gale. The main mast lies shattered on the beach where the crew have also sought refuge. Here and there we see people lying exhausted, injured, unconscious or dead. The survivors are doing their utmost to save what they can. On the right a man has managed to haul one of the shipwrecked crew from the water. On the left people are warming themselves by a fire. Breaking through the clouds, the sun casts a harsh and eerie light on this macabre spectacle. Wijnand Nuyen painted this work in 1837. It is not a depiction of some historical occurrence. Nuyen has painted a spectacular fantasy landscape, the main theme of which is the insignificance of humans faced with the forces of nature.
Titles:
Schipbreuk op een rotsachtige kust (preferred,C,U,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
Shipwreck on a rocky shore (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
easel painting (painting by form) [300177435] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by form>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: ca. 1837

Creator Display:
Wijnand Nuijen (Den Haag 1813-03-04 - Den Haag 1839-06-02) [preferred,VP]
painter Nuyen, Wijnand (Dutch painter and printmaker, 1813-1839) [500020948]
Locations:
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: SK-A-4644; RM001.collect.4867
Display Materials: oil on canvas
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
canvas [300014078]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by process or technique>)

Dimensions: 154 x 206 cm (support)
Events:
exhibition: Theo van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde - I, 2009-10-16 - 2010-01-03
exhibition: Katwijk, Rijnsburg en Valkenburg, 2006-01-08 - 2006-04-01
exhibition: Het Rijksmuseum op de Veluwe - B, 2004-09-25 - 2007-08-31

General Subject:
event (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
shipwreck [300188746]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (Hierarchy Name), events (activities), disasters) (AAT)
coast-lines [300008734]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, landforms (terrestrial), shores (landforms)) (AAT)
cliffs [300008749]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, landforms (terrestrial)) (AAT)
people (agents) [300024979]
.....(Agents Facet, People) (AAT)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: aankoop 1974
Inscriptions: signatuur W.J.J. Nuijen Bz. f.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Schipbreuk op een rotsachtige kust. Rechts ligt het gestrande schip in de branding. Drenkelingen worden op het strand getrokken. Links warmen figuren zich rond een vuur, op de voorgrond ligt aangespoelde waar.
Sources and Contributors:
Schipbreuk op een rotsachtige kust........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Shipwreck on a rocky shore........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-A-4644; accessed 30 August 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/SK-A-4644?lang=en; accessed 13 September 2012
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-A-4644; accessed 30 August 2012
New Search

Back to Top
The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust