125
125
Ludolf Bakhuizen
DUTCH SHIPS OFF A COAST, A SHIP FIRING A SALUTE, AND SMALL BOATS IN THE FOREGROUND 
Estimate
10,00015,000
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125
Ludolf Bakhuizen
DUTCH SHIPS OFF A COAST, A SHIP FIRING A SALUTE, AND SMALL BOATS IN THE FOREGROUND 
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Ludolf Bakhuizen
EMDEN 1630 - 1708 AMSTERDAM
DUTCH SHIPS OFF A COAST, A SHIP FIRING A SALUTE, AND SMALL BOATS IN THE FOREGROUND 
Point of the brush and brown wash over traces of pencil;
bears old attribution in black chalk, verso: L Bakhuyzen
and numbering in brown ink (partially obscured, possibly Valerius Röver): 23
148 by 294 mm
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Provenance

Possibly Valerius Röver (1686-1739), Delft (bears numbering, verso, similar to L.2984a-c)

Catalogue Note

Bakhuizen was a master of atmosphere, and used a wide variety of techniques to achieve the visual effects that he desired.  Here, the artist has used broad flat areas of wash to create a scene of calm serenity.  Similar flat washes can be seen in, for example, his View of Emden, a signed and dated drawing of 1686, now in the, Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum in the artist's native town.1

1.  G. de Beer, Ludolf Backhuysen (1630-1708), Sein Leben und Werk, Zwolle 2002, p. 162, fig. 205, no. Z 33 

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