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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF J.E. SAFRA

Jan van de Cappelle
SEASCAPE WITH FISHERMEN AND FIGURES ON A PIER
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF J.E. SAFRA

Jan van de Cappelle
SEASCAPE WITH FISHERMEN AND FIGURES ON A PIER
Estimate
300,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Jan van de Cappelle
AMSTERDAM 1625/26 - 1679
SEASCAPE WITH FISHERMEN AND FIGURES ON A PIER
signed and dated lower left: I.V Cappelle 1651
oil on canvas
19 3/4  by 30 in.; 50 by 75.9 cm. 
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Provenance

With Martin H. Colnaghi, London, 1892;
Dr. Ed. Guinle, Casa Guinle, Avenida Rio Branco, Rio de Janeiro;
His sale, London, Christie's, 28 July 1926, lot 27, for 840 gns (to Morton);
Major-General Sir Harold A. Wernher, Bt. G.C.V.O.,T.D;
His posthumous sale, London, Christie's, 27 June 1975, lot 75, for 15,000 gns;
Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman'), London, Christie's, 10 December 1993, lot 18; 
Anonymous sale ('Property of the Executers of a Deceased's Estate'), London, Sotheby's, 3 December 1997, Lot 86;
There purchased by the present owner. 

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, Works by the Old Masters (Winter Exhibition), January-March 1892, no. 63.

Literature

C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné..., vol. VII, London 1923, p. 188, cat. no 116;
W.R. Valentiner, 'Jan van de Cappelle', in the Art Quarterly, vol. IV, 1941, p. 296;
M. Russell, Jan van de Cappelle, Leigh-on-Sea 1975, p. 77, cat. no 116 (as 'an excellent picture').

Catalogue Note

Jan van de Cappelle's rare marine compositions stand out as high points in the arch of Dutch Golden Age painting. This signed and dated example is a particularly evocative and successful example of the calm, expansive seascapes for which he is renowned. The view is from the water's edge, looking across shallows in which fishermen are unloading small rowing boats to the right, while in the center a group of sailing vessels are tied together whilst similarly being unloaded. At the left is an elevated dock with a group of onlookers conversing as a lone figure attempts to climb to shore.

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