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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 167

    Jacobus Storck (Amsterdam 1641-1687)

    The Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, Koblenz, from the harbour with merchantmen, figures and barges at the quayside

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    Jacobus Storck (Amsterdam 1641-1687)
    The Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, Koblenz, from the harbour with merchantmen, figures and barges at the quayside
    signed 'I. Storck' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    23 x 27½ in. (58.5 x 69.7 cm.)


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    Kronborg Castle, immortalised as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet, is situated near the town of Helsingor, on the extreme tip of Zeeland. The original building, which dated back to the 1420s, was rebuilt by Frederick II in 1585, and again by Christian IV in 1639, after a fire devastated much of the edifice. From 1739 until the mid-19th century, Kronborg was used as a prison, confining, in 1772, Queen Caroline Mathilde, sister of King George II of England.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Edinburgh, 27 November 1996, lot 661.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this painting is by Jacobus Storck (Amsterdam 1641-c. 1688), older brother of Abraham Storck, and depicts the Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, Koblenz.