26 October 1999
Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915)
Ships in a calm at dusk
signed lower right HW Mesdag
oil on canvas
40.5 x 51.5 cm
Kunsthandel Pieter A. Scheen, The Hague.
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Johan Poort, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Oeuvrecatalogus, The Hague 1989, p. 291, inv.no 10.13.
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