Willem van de Velde

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Willem van de Velde
Dutch States Yacht and other Ships, a Barrel Floating in Right Foreground
Pen and point of brush, black ink and wash, on paper.
6 1/8 x 8 inches (156 x 203 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 148b

By Willem van de Velde or studio.
The drawing is related to a painting formerly in the collection of Captain H. OKeover, (Sale, London, Christie's, 16 June 1936, lot 65).


Numbered on the verso, at center, in graphite, "16".
Watermark: Foolscap with at least five points, over "4" and three balls, fragment. (similar to Heawood, no. 2009: England, 1680).

Robert Stayner Holford (1808-92), London and Westonbirt, Gloucestershire. (Lugt 2243); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 11-14 July 1893, lot 679 (to "Davis" for £19.0.0); 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.
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Velde, Willem van de, 1633-1707, Studio of.
Holford, Robert Stayner, 1808-1892, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 314.

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