Studio of Willem van de Velde II (Leiden 1633-1707 Greenwich) A kaag and a smalschip at anchor
Lot 29
Studio of Willem van de Velde II (Leiden 1633-1707 Greenwich) A kaag and a smalschip at anchor in a calm unframed
Sold for £22,500 (US$ 37,392) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Studio of Willem van de Velde II (Leiden 1633-1707 Greenwich)
A kaag and a smalschip at anchor in a calm
bears initials 'WVV' (lower right)
oil on panel
26.3 x 38cm (10 3/8 x 14 15/16in).
unframed

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Probably the Collection of James Fenton Esq., Norton Hall, Gloucestershire, 1880 (according to a label on the reverse)
    Probably 'A Calm - W. Vande Velde' sold at Christie's, London, February 1880, the Property of James Fenton, Norton Hall, Gloucestershire (Redford's Art Sales, vol. I, p. 307)
    With Max Koetser, London
    With Rupert Preston Gallery, London, May 1966
    Where purchased by the present owner

    LITERATURE:
    M. S. Robinson, The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes, (London, 1990), vol. I, p. 395, cat. no. 573, ill. pl. 573

    Robinson believed that unless the present painting is a very early, heavily restored work by Van de Velde the Younger, it must be an 18th century studio picture with a copied signature (op. cit. p. 395).
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