9 July 2001
Abraham Storck (circa 1635-circa 1710)
Sailing vessels moored off a beach, with figures unloading small boats
signed 'A Storck'
pen and brown ink, grey wash
145 x 199 mm.
J. Barnard (L. 1419 and 1420), with his numbering and measurements 'No: 979. 8 by 5 3/4', all on the former mount; London, 16 February 1787, lot 48 (to Elwyn).
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel; Amsterdam, 3 March 1800, lot 49/2.
W. Esdaile (L. 2617 twice), with his inscriptions 'Abraham Storck' and 'Formerly in the coll. of John Barnard. 1801', 'P 98 N371' and 'A Storck.', all on the former mount; Christie's, 18 June 1840, lot 1149, (as Dutch vessels in a calm off the coast, 1 gn. to White).
Jonathan Reeves, 1845, according to an inscription on the former mount. Anon. sale, Paris, 1952, lot 68.
An unidentified collector's mark 'B' (not in Lugt).
B. Houthakker (L. 1272, twice); Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 17-18 November 1975, lot 132.
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