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,

Audley End House and Gardens

Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF
01799 522842

Opening times

Please visit the Audley End House and Gardens website for full seasonal opening times

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