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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 113

    Jan Porcellis (Ghent 1583/5-1632 Zoeterwoude)

    Sailing vessels in choppy waters with figures on a quay nearby

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jan Porcellis (Ghent 1583/5-1632 Zoeterwoude)
    Sailing vessels in choppy waters with figures on a quay nearby
    oil on panel
    47.6 x 63.3 cm.


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    We are grateful to Dr Jeroen Giltaij of Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Dr Jan Kelch formerly of the Staatliche Museen, Berlin for confirming the attribution on the basis of a photograph (written communication, 4 and 19 March 2008, respectively). Dr Kelch points out that this is probably a late work by Porcellis dating from the late 1620s. He compares it to Shipping in an estuary by stormy weather in Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (inv. no. 1675).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Fredrik Muller, Amsterdam, 18 June 1957, lot 85.