5 November 2003
Aernout Smit (? 1641/2-1710 Amsterdam)
A man-o'-war, possibly Het Wapen van Utrecht, a wijdschip and a spiegelsloep in a stiff breeze
signed and dated 'A. Smit 1671' (centre left, on the flag)
oil on canvas
86.3 x 112.2 cm.
Colonel F.G. Lloyd-Graeme.
Robert Langton Douglas (1864-1951), London; Christie's, London, 28 June 1935, lot 113, as 'Abraham Storck.'
Van der Hoop, Offers en zoon, Rotterdam, 1997.
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Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningnen, Lof der Zeevaart, De Hollands zeeschilders van de 17e eeuw, 1997, no. 90, pp. 384-6, illustrated.
The city in the distance remains unidentified; Den Briel, Dordrecht or Rotterdam have been suggested as possible locations because of the desing of the tower in the right background.
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