A Mediterranean harbour is seen in the early evening, the setting sun casting strong shadows as its light strikes a fortified round tower.

In the shallows to the left, oyster gatherers are filling a barrel with their catch. In the centre foreground, two standing figures, who may be Eastern merchants, are in mid-discussion.


Presumed to have been acquired by Sir John Griffin Griffin (died 1797); recorded at Audley End, 1836; Richard, 3rd Baron Braybrooke; thence by descent to the Braybrooke Trustees; Christie's, Linda and Gerald Guterman, 1984; Sotheby's, New York,

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