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A Dutch flute ship becalmed: PD.107-1963

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Current Location: In storage


A Dutch flute ship becalmed


Draughtsman: Backhuysen, Ludolf




History note: A. von Beckerath; Berlin Print Room (Lugt 1612), sold Berlin Museum (Lugt 2482) in 1936 to Messrs Colnaghi, bt. by Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a), December 1936

Measurements and weight

Height: 183 mm
Width: 129 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink and grey wash, with a line of grey wash bordering it on the sides, a line of brown wash bordering it top and bottom, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (the central part of the ship has been blackened to be used for engraving)
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: Dubbels
  • Location: Verso, lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: K.d.Z.14145
  • Location: Verso, lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: c.1660-65
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.107-1963
Primary reference Number: 4213
Lugt: 1612
Lugt: 2482
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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