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102

Willem van de Velde the Younger

English vessels becalmed

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

101

102

Willem van de Velde the Younger

Willem van de Velde the Younger

English vessels becalmed

English vessels becalmed

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Willem van de Velde the Younger

Leiden 1633 - 1707 London

English vessels becalmed


Black chalk;

bears numbering in black chalk, lower right: 7

265 by 351 mm; 10 1/2 by 13 3/4 in

Laid down on a fine card backing. There is slight toning throughout the sheet and some scattered foxing. There is a vertical hanging line running down the centre of the sheet. The black chalk remains in predominantly good condition throughout. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Victor D. Spark, New York,
by whose estate sold, New York, Christie's, 13 January 1993, lot 120
According to the 1993 sale catalogue, the attribution was confirmed by Michael Robinson, who suggested a dating from the 1680s.