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A boeier yacht at anchor and a watership becalmed: PD.801-1963

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A boeier yacht at anchor and a watership becalmed


Draughtsman: Velde, Willem II van de




History note: P. Huart (Lugt 2084); Worsley (?); Ingram (Lugt 1405a)

Measurements and weight

Height: 235 mm
Width: 292 mm

Relative size of this object

29.2 m23.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1700

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue-grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, heightened with white, on blue-grey paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W.V. V.J.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: (wash border, collectors mark)
  • Location: On the mount
  • Method of creation: Yellow
  • Text: W v Velde Junior
  • Location: On the mount
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: No. 272
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.801-1963
Primary reference Number: 5463
Lugt: 2084
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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