Follower of Willem van de Velde the Younger
AN ENGLISH SHIP IN A GALE ATTEMPTING TO LIE-TO
Unidentified sale, London, Sotheby's, 1959 (according to Robinson the picture was not found in the sale of 28 October 1959, see Literature);
With Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London;
From whom purchased by Sir Robert Abdy (d. November 1976), 8 January 1960 (as Willem van de Velde the Younger) (according to a label on the reverse, see Literature);
Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman'), Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 9 May 2006, lot 66 (as Follower of Willem van de Velde the Younger);
There acquired by the present collectors.
M.S. Robinson, The paintings of the Willem van de Veldes, Greenwich 1990, vol. 2, p. 1118, cat. no. 771/5.