Willem van de Velde the Younger and Studio
LEIDEN 1633 - 1707 LONDON
LORD ARCHIBALD HAMILTON IN THE LICHFIELD ENGAGING THE ST. MALO PRIVATEER TYGER, 11TH DECEMBER 1695
Probably comissioned by Lord Archibald Hamilton (1673–1754);
Probably thence by descent to his daughter Elizabeth (1720–1800) who married Francis Greville, 1st Earl of Warwick (1719–1773);
Thence by descent.
Wellesley (Mass.), Davis Museum, on long term loan.
Probably Anon., Inventory of the Contents of Warwick Castle, 1806, one of three sea fights mentioned, two as by Van de Velde;
Probably W. Field, An Historical and Descriptive Account of Leamington Spa, Warwick 1815, p. 204, ('A Seafight by Vandervelde'), in the Compass room;
W. Spicer, Vitruvius Britannicus. History of Warwick Castle, London 1844 ('Naval Engagement - Vandervelde'), in the Compass Room;
H. T. Cooke, Present State of the Castle, 1846 ('A Frigate in Chase, by William Vandervelde'), in the library, opposite the fire place;
Anon., Inventory of the contents of Warwick Castle, ms., 1900, as ('Sea Piece and Ships'), hanging in the Chinese Corridor;
M. S. Robinson, Van de Velde, A Catalogue of the Paintings of the Elder and the Younger Willem van de Velde, London 1990, vol. I, no. 470, pp. 245–46.