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Ships in a breeze: PD.121-1963

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Current Location: In storage


Ships in a breeze


Sillemans, Experiens (Attributed to)




History note: Berlin Print Room, acquired 1873 (Lugt 1606); sold by the Berlin Museum (Lugt 2482); acquired by Ingram (Lugt 1405a) through Colnaghi 15 September 1936

Measurements and weight

Height: 201 mm
Width: 311 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Formerly attributed to Reinier Nooms [known as Zeeman, c.1623-1667] (when in Berlin) and later to Ludolf Backhuysen [1631-1708], for details of this new attribution see cat. entry for PD.119-1963

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink and grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E / A.10870 (Colnaghi no.?) / no. 3955 / K.D.Z. 14562 (Berlin numbering)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.121-1963
Primary reference Number: 5243
Lugt: 1606
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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