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A Dutch ship close hauled in a breeze: PD.29-1961

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Current Location: In storage


A Dutch ship close hauled in a breeze


Draughtsman: Backhuysen, Ludolf




History note: Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600); Max Bonn sale Sotheby's, 15 February 1922, lot 62; Sir Bruce Ingram; L.C.G. Clarke

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 209 mm
Width: 159 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Previously attributed to Willem II van de Velde

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Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down on card)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, on paper laid down on card with a washed border

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: From the Warwick and Max Bonn Collections
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.29-1961
Primary reference Number: 4195
Lugt: 2600
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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