Figures on a Mediterranean Quayside with Shipping beyond

Oil on canvas
Signed with Initials and Dated: 'D.S. 1776'
25 1/2 x 40 3/4 inches, 63.7 x 101.9 cm

The present, rather unusual exercise in the style of Vernet may be compared to an earlier work depicting a shore scene with shipping and bathers, signed and dated 1765, which was sold at Christie's, 20 December, 1942, lot 148.