London, South Kensington
13 July 2001
Circle of Willem van de Velde II (1633-1707)
Two English Royal Yachts getting under way near the shore
oil on canvas
17¼ x 15½ in. (43.8 x 39.4 cm.)
Sir Bruce Ingram, C.B.E., by whom sold, 10 December 1947, to Colnaghi. with Colnaghi & Co., London, by whom sold to
David Niven, by whom sold, 31 August 1953, to Conaghi.
with Colnaghi & Co., London, by whom sold to
Sir Robert Barlow.
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Illustrated London News, 22 November 1947, p. 580, illustrated.
M.S. Robinson, The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes, London, 1990, II, p. 670, no. 5 , on the basis of a photograph as possibly a good studio version.
This is a version of part of a larger composition, including a fishermen and a distant frigate on the missing left side, formerly in the collection of Sir William Dugdale, Bt., of Merevale Hall, Warwickshire. Robinson, loc. cit., notes that Sir Bruce IUngram wrote to Sir William concerning his picture in 1947, and described it as having been cut and much restored.
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