• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    Arien Jansz. van Nuys (active Rotterdam, mid 17th Century)

    A calm sea with men-o'-war at anchor and shoals of dolphins

    Price Realised  

    Arien Jansz. van Nuys (active Rotterdam, mid 17th Century)
    A calm sea with men-o'-war at anchor and shoals of dolphins
    signed 'Arÿ · Jansz . van . nuys' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    27½ x 41¾ in. (69.8 x 106.1 cm.)


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    This painting was rightly recognised as a work by van Nuys after an added signature was cleaned off and that of van Nuys revealed.

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    Provenance

    Captain E.G. Spencer-Churchill, M.C., Northwick Park; (+) Christie's, London, 25 February 1966, lot 60 (3,800 gns. to the present owner).


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of a Family Trust (lots 101-108)


    Literature

    A Catalogue of the Pictures, Works of Art, etc. at Northwick Park, 1864 (1908), no. 138.
    T. Borenius, A Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures at Northwick Park, London, 1921, no. 177, as 'Jan Van de Cappelle'.
    L. Bol, Die Holländische Marinemalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, Berlin, 1975, p. 197, fig. 201.


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy of Arts, Winter Exhibition, 1952-1953, no. 116.