18 April 2000
Hendrik Willem Mesdag (Dutch, 1831-1915)
The departure of the fleet
signed with initials and dated lower left HWM 71
oil on panel, unframed
14.5 x 28 cm
Sir Edmund Walker, Toronto.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Recorded in the archives of the Stichting Mesdag Documentatie, Wassenaar, Inv.no 1871.07.
Decorative and dangerous, the most impressive group of courtly quality weapons to come to auction in well over a generation
This month, Christie’s offers one of the American artist’s large-scale works. In October, she will tackle the monumental proportions of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall