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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 143

    Follower of William van de Velde II

    A coastal landscape with Dutch shipping in dock, at anchor and at sea

    Price Realised  

    Follower of William van de Velde II
    A coastal landscape with Dutch shipping in dock, at anchor and at sea
    with signature and date 'W. v. Velde 1650' (lower left, on a spar)
    oil on panel
    29½ x 41½ in. (75 x 105.5 cm.)
    in a George IV giltwood and gilt composition frame, circa 1825


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    James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave (1715-1763), who once owned this picture, was the briefest-serving Prime Minister in history; he attempted to form a government from 8-12 June 1757 after William Pitt was dismissed by George II.

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    Provenance

    James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, KG, PC (1715-1763), according to a seal on the reverse.
    with J. & W. Vokins, London.


    Literature

    Possibly 1851 Inventory, Large Drawing Room, '14 Paintings - £75.0.0'