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A calm; a boeier and a kaag near the shore: PD.790-1963

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A calm; a boeier and a kaag near the shore


Draughtsman: Velde, Willem II van de




History note: Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a)

Measurements and weight

Height: 101 mm
Width: 189 mm

Relative size of this object

18.9 m10.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1700


By the younger

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 with grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W.V.V.J.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: (a collection of English phrases written as they sounded to a Dutchman) Wiho (where / Woe is Jer scholmester (where is you school master) / Woe is U scholmester (where is your School master) / i am goe / (I am gone) / wil jij gaen (Do you want to go) / hier trinck hertelij (here drink heartily) / hir (here) / hir meyt i its teyou (here might I stay?) / hier draey & nets better (here draw (or dry) the nets better) / hier (here) / dis is jor pot (this is your pot) / is dit u jan (is this your can?) / hij not veriwel (he is not very well) / mestres mij serveis to you (mistress my service to you - at your service) / war is jor hosbant (where is your husband) / Kan ij jor help (can I your help?) yt kan jou goet sar (it can, you good Sir) Sar is vyr is desodderrom (there is a fire in this other room)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.790-1963
Primary reference Number: 5447
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 23 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 23 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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