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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOTS 29, 30, 31, 53, 61, 62, 63)

Hendrick Jacobsz. Dubbels
SHIPPING SCENE IN A CALM AT SUNSET, WITH FIGURES ON THE SHORE IN THE FOREGROUND
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 USD
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63

PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOTS 29, 30, 31, 53, 61, 62, 63)

Hendrick Jacobsz. Dubbels
SHIPPING SCENE IN A CALM AT SUNSET, WITH FIGURES ON THE SHORE IN THE FOREGROUND
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 USD
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Hendrick Jacobsz. Dubbels
AMSTERDAM 1621 - 1707
SHIPPING SCENE IN A CALM AT SUNSET, WITH FIGURES ON THE SHORE IN THE FOREGROUND
bears monogram lower center: IVC
oil on canvas
20 1/2  by 19 in.; 52 by 48 cm.
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Provenance

Earl De La Warr, Sussex;
Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris (as Jan van de Cappelle), by 1899;
Adolphe Schloss, Paris, by 1910, and thence by descent to his heirs;
Confiscated by Nazi forces 1943 (reference Schloss 38);
Acquired for the Linz Museum (as Jan van de Cappelle, ‘Stille See’);
Stored for the above at the Führerbau Munich (Crate #7);
Recovered in Germany and restituted to the Schloss family in 1977;
With Otto Naumann, New York;
There acquired by the present collector in 1986. 

Literature

The Fifth Hundred of Paintings by Old Masters belonging to the Sedelmeyer Gallery, 1899, p. 8, cat. no. 2, reproduced p. 9 (as Jan van de Cappelle);
G. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonne of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, 1923, vol. VII, p. 173, cat. no. 62 (as Jan van de Cappelle);
Weltkunst, 15 March 1952, p. 11, reproduced;
U. Middendorf, Hendrik Jacobsz. Dubbels, 1989, pp. 33, 104, cat. no. 25, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

In this elegant painting of a calm coastline at sunset, Dubbels masterfully depicts the warmth of the sunlight over a serene scene of fishermen coming to shore and packing up for the day. The water is still a cool blue, though the sun's rays illuminate a particularly beautiful reflection of the boats on its glass-like surface.  The clouds are full but not threatening, and just a few figures are shown, looking tired and moving slowly as they finish their day. 

Hendrick Dubbels spent his entire career in Amsterdam, painting marines as well as some winter scenes.  Middendorf dates the present painting to 1653-57 (see Literature), early in the artist's career, when he was creating his most magnificent work.  At the time he was still very much influenced by the marine paintings of Jan van de Cappelle, having come into contact with the artist when he was an apprentice to Simon de Vlieger, in the early 1650s.  Indeed, the work was once given to Jan de Cappelle (see Provenance) and still bears the monogram of the older artist. 

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