Lot 106
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Abraham Susenier

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6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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Description

  • Abraham Susenier
  • a small vessel running before a stiff breeze in a choppy sea and lowering sail, and a rowing boat;
    a smalschip close hauled and fishermen in a rowing boat pulling in nets in a choppy sea

  • the former signed with monogram on fishing boat centre left: ADS
    the latter signed with monogram on the spar lower right: ADS
  • a pair, both oil on canvas

Provenance

With Kunsthandel S. Nijstad, The Hague, 1973.

Literature

L.J. Bol, `Goede Onbekenden', Utrecht 1982, p. 20, reproduced figs. 20 & 21.

Catalogue Note

The Dordrecht artist Abraham Susenier is best known as a still life painter, but early inventories listed marines and beach scenes by him.  Such works appeared on the market (and formerly in The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) with similar signatures to the ones with which the present pair are signed, but as anonymous works, or as by Abraham van Beyeren or Abraham van Steenwijck. The present two were the first marines to be identified as by Susenier, when they appeared in 1973.

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