Willem van de Velde
Ships in a Heavy Sea
Pen and brown ink (probably iron gall), over black chalk, touches of white chalk, on blue paper.
9 3/4 x 15 3/16 inches (248 x 385 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Signed with initials and dated at lower right margin, in brown ink, "W.V.V J 170...".
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.
Stampfle, Felice. Rubens and Rembrandt in Their Century : Flemish and Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century from The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1979, no. 180, repr.
Jane Shoaf Turner, with contributions by Felice Stampfle, Dutch Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries, New York, 2006, cat. no. 313.
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.