Willem van de Velde

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Willem van de Velde
A Kaag in a Moderate Breeze, with the Wind on the Port Quarter; other Vessels under Sail in the Background
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, over graphite, on paper.
5 5/8 x 9 9/16 inches (143 x 243 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 148d

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Signed at lower right, in brown ink, somewhat abraded, "W.V.V.J". Numbered on the verso, at upper right, in graphite, "38". On the old mount, at upper left, in graphite, "1043".
Watermark: Foolscap with seven points, over "4" and three balls.

Sir Joseph Hawley; sale, M. de Salicis ... and property of a Baronet [Sir Henry Hawley (1745-1825)], London, Christie's, 16 July 1891, one of five in lot 208 (to Fairfax Murray for £0.5.0); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.

Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 312.

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Hawley, Joseph Henry, Sir, 1813-1875, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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