Claude-Joseph Vernet and Studio
Avignon 1714 - 1789 Paris
A STORM NEAR A ROCKY COAST
Signed and dated (strengthened) or bears signature and date lower left: Joseph Vernet / 1784
Oil on canvas
76,8 x 100,7 cm; 30 1/4 by 39 2/3 in.
Probably Comte Valicky;
Probably M. Duval, Geneva, his sale, London, Meffre/Phillips, 12-13 May 1846, lot 76, bought by the Duc de Morny (2150 livres; no measurements mentioned);
Probably Duc de Morny;
Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman'), London, Sotheby's, 8 December 2011, lot 265, where acquired by the father of the present owner (the provenance, exhibitions and literature are those of another painting).
Probably F. Ingersoll-Smouse, Joseph Vernet, vol. II, Paris 1926, p. 38, no. 1132 (with wrong measurements and a mix-up of the sale dates).