Attributed to Hendrick Avercamp
Fishing Boats in an Estuary. Verso: preliminary compositional sketch of a riverfront townscape
Pen and black ink and watercolor over black chalk on laid paper; framing lines in pen and brown ink; verso: black chalk.
4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (115 x 184 mm)
Bequest of Charles Ryskamp.
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Inscribed on verso, at lower left, in graphite, vliger fé.
Watermark: Horn with strap in crowned shield (similar to Churchill no. 316), fragment.
Johann Conrad Spengler, Copenhagen (1767-1839; Lugt 1434); his sale, Copenhagen, 8 October 1839, no. 1544? (as Abraham Storck); a nobleman, according to an inscription on the old mount; Richard Day Ltd., London (attributed to Simon de Vlieger); Charles Ryskamp.
Spengler, Johan Conrad, 1767-1839, former owner.
Ryskamp, Charles, former owner.