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Esaias van de Velde

Soldiers ambushing a wagon

Estimate:

10,000 to - 15,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Esaias van de Velde

Esaias van de Velde

Soldiers ambushing a wagon

Soldiers ambushing a wagon

Estimate:

10,000 to - 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

10,080

USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Esaias van de Velde

Amsterdam 1587 - 1630 The Hague

Soldiers ambushing a wagon


remains of signature and date lower left: ....DE 1627 

oil on panel

panel: 10 by 14 3/4 in.; 25.7 by 37.3 cm.  

framed:  15 1/2 by 20 1/8 in.; 39.4 by 51.1 cm.  

The panel is stable, beveled on all four edges of the reverse, and uncradled with a very faint horizontal bow. The image reads well overall beneath an old, discolored and slightly dirty varnish, and many of the details are still well-preserved. Inspection under UV reveals a thick and milky varnish. Scattered, well-applied retouching is visible in the sky, the largest area of which is concentrated near the center of the sky, and the finest of which attends to some of the thin wood grain. Some areas of retouching are visible in the foliage and background in the lower right corner, as well as along the left half of the lower edge. Additional scattered retouches are visible here and there, such as in the foliage of the tree and near the edges. Painting could hang as is, but may benefit from a clean and freshened varnish. Offered in a simply carved ebonized wood frame.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Mrs. Elizabeth Cole;
By whom anonymously sold, New York, Sotheby's, 18 June 1974, lot 102;
There acquired by Xavier Scheidwimmer, Munich;
Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 5 June 1986, lot 32A;
There acquired.
G. Keyes, Esaias van de Velde 1587-1630, Doornspijk, 1984, p. 134, cat. no. 57, reproduced plate 296 (as "present whereabouts unknown").
Manchester, New Hampshire, Currier Museum of Art, Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt, 29 September 2012 - 6 January 2013.
Esaias van de Velde was the son of Hans van de Velde and trained in Amsterdam, likely in his father's studio, before probably becoming the pupil of Gillis van Coninxloo. In 1609 the Van de Velde family established itself in Haarlem. Esaias became a member of the artist's guild in 1612, of the literary club in Wyngaardranken in 1617, and the guild at The Hague in 1618. He was painter to the court of Princes Maurice and Frederick Henry, and had as his pupils Pieter de Neyn and Jan van Goyen.