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Thomas Morland Esq., from whom acquired in 1738 by
Leak Okeover (d. 1762), and by descent at Okeover Hall, Derbyshire, to Captain H.E. Okeover, M.V.O.; Christie's, London, 26 June 1936, lot 65 (1,550 gns. to the following).
with John Partridge, London, from whom acquired by a private collector circa 1936, and by descent.
with Newhouse Galleries, New York, from whom acquired by the present owner in December 1991.
The Property of a European Private Collector (Lots 13, 22 & 24)
G.F. Waagen, The Treasures of Art in Great Britain, III, London, 1854, p. 390, 'two rather large sea-pieces by William van de Velde, of extraordinary clearness'.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné..., etc., VII, London, 1923, p. 61, no. 217.
D. Cordingly, catalogue of the exhibiton, The Art of the Van de Veldes, London, 1982, p. 69, no. 22, illustrated.
M.S. Robinson, The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes, Greenwich, 1990, I, pp. 230-2, no. 230, illustrated, and p. 562, pl. 230.
Derby, Drill Hall, Midland Counties Exhibition, 1870, no. 228.
London, Royal Academy, Old Masters Exhibition, 1879, no. 18.
Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, Le Paysage Hollandais au XVIIe siècle, 1950-51, no. 96.
London, Royal Academy, Dutch Pictures 1450-1750, 1952-53, no. 199. Greenwich, The National Maritime Museum, The Art of the Van de Veldes, 1982, no. 22.
The Hague, Mauritshuis, The Amateur's Cabinet, Seventeenth-Century Dutch Masterpieces from Dutch Private Collections, 1995, no. 28.