24 - 25 May 2016
Hendrik Willem Mesdag (Groningen 1831-1915 The Hague)
Bomschuiten in the breakers, Scheveningen
signed 'HW Mesdag' (lower left)
oil on canvas
78.5 x 48.5 cm.
Mrs. Helen Arneson Lilley, Kenosha, Wisconsin, by 1958.
Mrs. Hellen 'Didge' Lilley, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1979, by descent from the above.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 28 April 2014, lot 2, where acquired by the present owner.
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Munich, Glaspalast, Münchener Jahresausstellung, June-October 1903, no. 776, as Stürmisches Wetter (Scheveningen).
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