Leeuwarden 1657 - 1725 Wirdum
Vessels on a choppy sea
Pen and black and grey ink and grey wash over black chalk, within black chalk framing lines;
signed and dated in grey ink, upper left: W. Vitringa 1699 and bears inscription in black chalk, verso: Wigerus Vitringa / Marine and also bears details of the drawing's provenance
127 by 170 mm (drawing)
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Light scattered foxing throughout. Light staining and creasing at the four corners. Otherwise pen and ink and wash and chalk remain strong and vibrant.
Sold unmounted and unframed.
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Edward Habich (L.862);
Arthur Feldmann, Brno;
looted by the Gestapo during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 16 October 1946, part of lot 62;
Gusta Stenman, Stockholm;
Prof. Dr. Einar Perman, Stockholm;
Restituted to the heirs of Arthur Feldmann in 2008
Laren, Singer Museum, Oude Tekeningen uit de Nederlanden, verzameling Prof. E. Perman, Stockholm, 1962, no. 128