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Sailing on the ice: PD.849-1963

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Sailing on the ice


Draughtsman: Visscher, Claes Jansz.




History note: Probably P. Testas de Jonge, Sale Amsterdam, 29 March 1757, Boek (Letter) I, no. 508, bt. Kalkoen, probably C. Ploos van Amstel, Sale Amsterdam, 3 March 1800, p. 79, Kunstboek N, no. 43, bt. Versteegh; D. Versteegh, Sale Amsterdam 3 November 1823, probably part of port. R or 3 W (pp. 37, 96); Jhr. J. Goll van Franckenstein, (Lugt 2987), Sale Amsterdam, 1 July 1833, Kunstboek HH, p. 120, no. 29, bt. Hulswit; Mme. R. Blay, Sale Paris, Hotel Drouot, 4 July, 1929, lot 141; Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a)

Measurements and weight

Height: 74 mm
Width: 185 mm

Relative size of this object

18.5 m7.4 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 1610

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Blue wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N 429 C. Janse Visser (in the hand of Goll van Franckenstein)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: g.20
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 2p3 / E 2320
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.849-1963
Primary reference Number: 5527
Lugt: 2987
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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