9 July 2002
Willem van de Velde I (Leiden 1611-1693 Greenwich)
The hull of the Staaten General, seen from astern
black chalk, grey wash, watermark Strasburg lily
9¼ x 12½ in. (236 x 319 mm.)
R.P. Roupell (L. 2234), with his mount and attribution 'w vandevelde'; Christie's, London, 12-14 July 1887; lot 1236 (2 gns. to Hogarth).
The Kaiserin Victoria (1840-1901), widow of Kaiser Friedrich III of Prussia, according to an inscription 'a Monsieur A. de Stuers Victoria, Impératrice Frédéric', presented to
Alphonse de Stuers, Dutch Ambassador in Paris 1899-1921, and thence by descent.
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