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Study of a Dutch ship: "De Eendracht" seen from starboard quarter: PD.787-1963

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Current Location: In storage


Study of a Dutch ship: "De Eendracht" seen from starboard quarter


Draughtsman: Velde, Willem I van de




History note: Milford and Phillips families (Lugt 2687); Ingram (Lugt 1405a), bt. from Colnaghi's, (no. A. 13876)

Measurements and weight

Height: 411 mm
Width: 645 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1665


The 'Eendracht' [Concord or Union] was built at Rotterdam in 1663; she had 72 guns. She was commanded by Admiral Jacob Opdam during the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War. She was blown up in 1665 at Lowestoft. On the tafferel is the Lion, the blazon of the United Provinces.

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Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( one horizontal join)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Endract bij Adle Oodam gevoert 1665 (in a later hand)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: ed van achter
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Mm Vandeveld / Jnr -- / No / 462 (in Milford's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.787-1963
Primary reference Number: 5437
Lugt: 2687
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 23 March 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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