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Careened ship in Amsterdam harbour by sunset: PD.127-1963

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Careened ship in Amsterdam harbour by sunset


Backhuysen, Ludolf (Draughtsman)


History note: Jacob de Vos (Lugt 1450); Sale 1883, lot 14; Von Beckerath; Berlin, Print Room (Lugt 1609) sold by the Berlin Museum (Lugt 2482); with Colnaghi's; bt. Ingram (Lugt 1405a), September 1936

Measurements and weight

Height: 154 mm
Width: 269 mm

Relative size of this object

26.9 m15.4 m What does this represent?

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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 Meduim composed of brown wash

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink, brown and grey wash, with a thin line of brown wash bordering it on all sides, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No. 602
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: see Lugt.1612

  • Text: B / 2000-1902
  • Location: Below Berlin mark
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: K.d.Z.12366
  • Location: Below Berlin mark
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: W.v.d.Velde / Backeraels (?) Ns 746
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.127-1963
Primary reference Number: 4228
Lugt: 1450
Lugt: 1609
Lugt: 2482
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

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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