Willem van de Velde II - Dutch men-o'-war and other shipping in a calm



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English: Dutch men-o'-war and other shipping in a calm
Date Unknown date
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 34 × 47 in (86.4 × 119.4 cm)
Object history

Provenance Servad collection, Amsterdam; sale, Jan Yver, Amsterdam, 25 June 1778, lot 110, 'eene der beste pronkjuweelen van dezen uitmuntenden Zee-schilder, beschouwt te werden' (3,700 florins to Fouquet). with Pierre Fouquet (1729-1800), Amsterdam, 1778, by whom presumably sold to Claude-Joseph de Clos; his posthumous sale, Poultier, Paris, 18-19 November 1812, lot 42 'Ce chef-d'oeuvre est du nombre de ceux de ce Cabinet dont M. Clos a refusé très souvent des sommes considérables; en effet il n'est pas possible d'offrir un morceau plus capital et plus parfait de ce célèbre peintre de marine' (12,610 francs to Le Rouge). John Webb Esq.; sale, Philips, London, 30-1 May 1821, lot 185, 'This picture formerly adorned the Cabinet Clos, and has been considered as the finest known picture of the Master' (£630). Smith records that the picture was bought-in although in the annotated copy of the Philips catalogue in the RKD 'Mr. Robarts' is recorded as the buyer. Either way, the picture was re-offered the following year: John Webb Esq.; Philips, London, 1 June 1822, lot 138, 'The celebrated picture of the Cabinet Clos' (£603.15) to the following.

Abraham Wildey Robarts, M.P. (1779-1858), 26 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, where recorded hanging in the Dining Room in 1856; and by descent.
Inscriptions signed 'willem:van velde f' (lower centre, on the rowing boat)
Source/Photographer Christie's, LotFinder: entry 5520515


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