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    Sale 7660

    Maritime Art

    29 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    John Christian Schetky (1778-1874)

    A Dutch flagship receiving a salute as she arrives at the fleet anchorage

    Price Realised  

    John Christian Schetky (1778-1874)
    A Dutch flagship receiving a salute as she arrives at the fleet anchorage
    oil on canvas laid down on board
    43¼ x 71 in. (110 x 185 cm.)


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    Given the size and scale of this splendid composition, it seems highly likely that it was one of Schetky's three Royal Academy exhibits of 1848 (No. 341, 'Dutch men-o'war on the coast of Holland - olden time'). During his long career spanning over seventy years, Schetky exhibited three 'olden time' works depicting Dutch men-o'war, each of which represented the Dutch fleet in different form.

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