Ludolf Backhuysen (Emden 1630-1708 Amsterdam) A man o'war being caulked offshore in a calm, a yacht firing a salute
Lot 82
Ludolf Backhuysen
(Emden 1630-1708 Amsterdam)
A man o'war being caulked offshore in a calm, a yacht firing a salute
£50,000 - 70,000
US$ 78,000 - 110,000

Lot Details
Ludolf Backhuysen (Emden 1630-1708 Amsterdam)
A man o'war being caulked offshore in a calm, a yacht firing a salute nearby and a man o'war under sail beyond, fishermen unloading their catch and peasants on a jetty in the foreground
signed with intials and dated 'LB 1707' (lower right)
oil on canvas
57.1 x 74.2cm (22 1/2 x 29 3/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Maritime Museum, Amsterdam, 1921
    With P. de Boer, Amsterdam, 1972
    With Schlichte Bergen, Amsterdam, 1981
    Sale, Christie's, London, 6 April, 1984, lot 5
    Sale, Christie's, London, 8 December, 1989, lot 11
    Private Collection, Switzerland

    Exhibited
    Amsterdam, 1917, among the first acquisitions for the projected Scheepvart Museum (but never forming part of the collection)

    Literature
    C. Hofstede de Groot, Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorrragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII Jahrhunderts, Esslingen/Paris, 1911, Bd. VII, S. 348, Nr. 172A.
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