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Ludolf Bakhuizen
SMALL SHIPS OFF A HARBOUR WALL, A STATE YACHT FIRING A SALUTE
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
130
Ludolf Bakhuizen
SMALL SHIPS OFF A HARBOUR WALL, A STATE YACHT FIRING A SALUTE
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Ludolf Bakhuizen
EMDEN 1630 - 1708 AMSTERDAM
SMALL SHIPS OFF A HARBOUR WALL, A STATE YACHT FIRING A SALUTE

Provenance

Rudolf Philip Goldschmidt (circa 1840-1914), Berlin (L.2926),
his sale, Frankfurt-am-Main, Prestel, 4-5 October 1917, lot 12 (to M. Elte);
Dr. Richard von Kühlmann, The Hague and Berlin;
Herbert Girardet, Cologne,
by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, and Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Sammlung Herbert Girardet, Holländische und Flämische Meister, 1970, no. 72, reproduced

Literature

K. Müllenmeister, Meer und Land im Licht des 17. Jahrhunderts, Vol I (Seestücke und Flußlandschaften niederländischer Maler des 17. Jahrhunderts in privaten Sammlungen)Bremen 1973, p. 15, reproduced

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Dr. Gerlinde de Beer for confirming the attribution, and for pointing out that Bakhuizen typically made various very different types of preparatory drawings for his paintings, ranging from fairly precise compositional studies to very loose, free sketches such as this, in which the artist was primarily exploring, with broad washes, the patterns and structure of light and shadow within the scene.  The drawing does not correspond exactly with any known painting by the artist, but the overall disposition of the composition is similar to that of a painting, dated 1695, formerly on the London art market, for which a full compositional study was in the Klaver Collection.1

1.  The painting exhibited by Simon Dickinson at TEFAF Maastricht in 2012; the drawing, sold Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 10 May 1994, lot 92

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