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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 136

    Follower of Willem van de Velde I

    Dutch men o' war and smaller crafts offshore

    Price Realised  

    Follower of Willem van de Velde I
    Dutch men o' war and smaller crafts offshore
    with inscription 'W. v d velde' and number 'No 460' (twice, by two hands) verso
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash
    7½ x 12¾ in. (191 x 324 mm.)


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    After a drawing by the elder van de Velde in the Amsterdam Historical Museum (see B. Broos and M. Schapelhouman, Nederlandse tekenaars geboren tussen 1600 en 1660. Oude tekeningen in het bezit van het Amsterdam Historisch Museum, waaronder de collectie Fodor, Amsterdam/Zwolle, 1993, no. 151).
    We are grateful to Peter Schatborn for his assistance in identifying and cataloguing this lot.

    Provenance

    With an unidentified collector's mark ('GW' encircled in brown or purple ink) on the verso.