Lot 30
  • 30

HENDRIK WILLEM MESDAG | At Sea

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Hendrik Willem Mesdag
  • At Sea
  • signed and dated Hendrik W Mesdag 1893 lower right
  • oil on canvas
  • 140 by 180cm., 55 by 71in.

Provenance

Leopold Sonnemann, Frankfurt am Main (until 1897)
St├Ądelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, (1897-1920)
Herman Abels Gallery, Cologne

Exhibited

Possibly, World Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, no. 118 (as In Danger)

Condition

The canvas has not been lined. There is a fine pattern of hairline craquelure throughout visible upon close inspection, however not distracting to the naked eye. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals scattered retouchings including: - three small areas, circa 3 by 3cm each, of retouching in the sea in the centre of the composition (patched on the reverse); - intermittent strokes along the lower edge; - a small area within and around the 'W' in the signature; - clusters of small strokes in the sea behind the ship to the right; and - another small 3 by 3cm area in the sea closer to the centre of the right framing edge. Otherwise, this work presents well, is overall in good condition and is ready to hang. Presented in a dark wooden frame with a nameplate.
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