About the artist
Simon van Brakel was a painter of Dutch origin, born December 24st, 1816 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. He was known as both a merchant and a painter. Favoured subjects of his hand include seascapes, ships and river views. In 1869 van Brakels work was exhibited in the Exposition générale des Beaux Arts. Van Brakel lived in the city of Dordrecht all his life and died on the 5th of February, 1884.