15 October 2020
This lot is offered without a reserve
PIETER MULIER I (HAARLEM 1590/1615-1659)
A fishing skiff and sailboats in a rough sea
signed in monogram 'PM' ('PM' linked, lower center, on the driftwood)
oil on panel
13 ½ x 17 in. (34.3 x 43.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 6 April 1995, lot 101.
with Daphne Alazraki Fine Art, New York, where acquired by the present owner in 1997.
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P.C. Sutton, The Martin and Kathleen Feldstein Collection, privately published, 2020, pp. 40-41, no. 9, illustrated.
Pieter Mulier I specialized in seascapes with expansive, cloud-filled skies and small vessels being tossed about in choppy seas. Such paintings confirm the prevailing influence of Jan Porcellis and, though undated, are thought to have been painted in the 1640s.
This lot is offered without reserve.