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Willem van de Velde the Elder
PORTRAIT OF A DUTCH WARSHIP
Estimate
18,00022,000
LOT SOLD. 34,375 USD
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171
Willem van de Velde the Elder
PORTRAIT OF A DUTCH WARSHIP
Estimate
18,00022,000
LOT SOLD. 34,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Willem van de Velde the Elder
LEIDEN 1611 - 1693 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF A DUTCH WARSHIP

Black chalk and grey wash;
indistinctly inscribed with the name of the ship depicted, lower left (...landia?)


234 by 313 mm; 9 1/4 by 12 3/8 in
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Provenance

R.P. Roupell (L.2234);
his posthumous sale, London, Christie's, 12-14 July 1887, lot 1236 (to Hogarth);
The Kaiserin Victoria (1840-1901), widow of Kaiser Friedrich III of Prussia (according to an inscription on the previous mount: a Monsieur A. de Steurs / Victoria Impératrice Frédéric), by whom presented to
Alphonse de Steurs (Dutch Ambassador in Paris 1899-1921)
thence by descent until sold, London, Christie's, 9 July 2002, lot 33

Catalogue Note

In the 2002 sale catalogue, the ship depicted was identified as the Staaten General, but it has not been possible to find any records to support this.  The faint inscription seems to end "...landia", and may possibly have read Hollandia or Zeelandia.  Various ships with these names are recorded, but none of the known portraits of them correspond with the details seen here, so no certain identification is possible.

Old Master Drawings

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