Willem I Van De Velde

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VELDE van de Willem I  London A Fort On The Dutch Coast Near Den Helder

Christie's /Jan 26, 2012
3,861.60 - 5,406.24
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Willem I Van De Velde - The Dutch Ship Zeven Provincien

Willem I Van De Velde - The Dutch Ship Zeven Provincien

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SOLD BY ORDER OF THE 12TH DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND AND THE TRUSTEES OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND ESTATES Willem van de Velde the Elder LEIDEN 1611 - 1693 LONDON THE DUTCH SHIP ZEVEN PROVINCIEN Graphite and grey wash on three joined sheets; inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower right: d seffe provense and above the bowsprit: nañer 368 by 791 mm Laid down on paper. The work is made up of three joined sheets which meet vertically at the the centre left and right of the composition. There are four additional old fold lines running vertically down the width of the sheet. There is evidence of some minor surface dirt to the four edges and some minor light brown stains to the sheet in places. The paper has buckled in places, predominantly along the edges, due to the way the sheet is currently laid down. The medium is fresh throughout. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Willem I Van De Velde - A Dutch Man O'war Before The Wind

Willem I Van De Velde - A Dutch Man O'war Before The Wind

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Sir Robert Witt (L.2228b); Sir John Witt (L.646a), his sale, London, Sotheby's, 19 February 1987, lot 295 London, Courtauld Institute Galleries, The John Witt Collection, Part I, European Schools, 1963, no. 60 154 Willem van de Velde the Elder LEIDEN 1611 - 1693 LONDON A DUTCH MAN O'WAR BEFORE THE WIND Black chalk; signed by the Younger in brown ink: W. V. V. J. 295 by 370 mm; 11 1/2 by 14 1/2 in Estimate 14,000 - 18,000 USD Print Please notify me when the condition report is available
Willem I Van De Velde - The Dutch Fleet At Anchor

Willem I Van De Velde - The Dutch Fleet At Anchor

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LOT 129 WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER LEIDEN 1611 - 1693 LONDON THE DUTCH FLEET AT ANCHOR Black chalk and grey wash with touches of pen and black ink, on two joined sheets of paper; extensively inscribed in black chalk, upper left: dit zijnde (galeij?) met de thoren schuyt /...komen and illegibly, bottom centre 300 by 768 mm
Willem I Van De Velde -  London A Fort On The Dutch Coast Near Den Helder

Willem I Van De Velde - London A Fort On The Dutch Coast Near Den Helder

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Willem van de Velde the Elder (Leiden 1611-1693 London A fort on the Dutch coast near den Helder, with a fleet off-shore black chalk, grey wash 6½ x 12½ in. (16.3 x 31.9 cm.) Provenance John Thane (L. 1544). Anonymous sale; Sotheby's Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 19 April 1982, lot 48. with Spink & Son, London. Richard B. Gump; Sotheby's, New York, 8 January 1991, lot 11l. Lot Notes This view has been identified as Den Helder, in the northern Netherlands where ships pass from the Zuiderzee to the Noordzee. For similar views by this artist which are dated to around 1753, see M. Robinson, The Willem van de Velde drawings in the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, II, Rotterdam, 1979, pl. 10, 14.
Willem I Van De Velde - Zeeland Man-of-war In A Calm Of A Jetty

Willem I Van De Velde - Zeeland Man-of-war In A Calm Of A Jetty

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LOT 5 WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE ELDER LEIDEN 1611 - 1693 LONDON ZEELAND MAN-OF-WAR IN A CALM OF A JETTY, A ROWING BOAT IN THEFOREGROUND signed lower right with initials on the barrel: W.V.V. pen and oil on panel, a penschilderij 400,000—600,000 USD measurements note 27 3/8 by 35 7/8 in.; 69.5 by 91 cm. signed lower right with initials on the barrel: W.V.V. Commander Grootenhuis;By whom sold, London, Christie's, 23 July 1965, lot 83, for 1000Guineas;Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 14 December 1977, lot 20, for£15,000;Anonymous sale ("Property of a Gentleman"), London, Christie's, 13December 1991, lot 26;There purchased by the present collector. This rare and unpublished penschilderij by Willem van de Veldethe Elder, one of the foremost seapainters of the mid seventeenthcentury, is amongst his earliest known works in this medium. Manyof his penschilderingen are in museums and seldom come on themarket. When this painting was last offered for sale in 1991 (seeProvenance), the attribution was confirmed by Michael Robinson, whohad been unaware of its existence when compiling his catalogueraisonné on the van de Veldes a year earlier. He suggested a datingof circa 1645 for this work. Willem van de Velde was the seminal pioneer of penschilderingen,the art of drawing with pen and ink on a prepared white ground, andhis works in this genre are of considerable art historicalimportance. The graphic nature of the medium allowed Van de Veldeto depict the boat, its rigging, and the carving of figurehead andstern in meticulous detail making it an excellent way to accuratelyrecord both individual ships and complicated battles. After drawingthe basics of the composition, van de Velde would often adddelicate washes or glazes in the sky and sea to create differingtones. Van de Velde was a master draughtsman and his manipulation ofhis medium can be seen clearly in the present painting where hecreates a bold decorative image. The composition is based along astrong central diagonal running from lower left in the shorelinethrough the ship in the centre to the vessels in the far distanceupper right. The details are described through a combination ofrobust cross hatching, notably lower left, and a delicate depictionof the details of the ship and far distance. The low horizon allowshim to give full scope to the height and details of the mast. Thestrong black against the white ground creates a sense of intenseatmosphere and overall he has created an image that is both elegantand informative. Willem van de Velde was the son of a Flemish ship's captain fromOosterwinckel and whilst nothing is known of his artistic training,Arnold Houbraken implies he was at sea before beginning his careerin art.1 His first documented drawing is dated 1638 and,from 1639-40, he was occupied making designs from prints. Little isknown of his activities in the 1640s when the present work wasexecuted, although it is known that he spent much of the 1650s atsea with the Dutch fleet. From the present work we can deduce thathe was already a highly accomplished draughtsman and an excellentobserver of the minutiae of a ship's construction. At this earlystage his depiction of the humorous, reclining and bent overfigures lower left is competent, if a little static, and he neverquite learnt how to animate his staffage in the same way as hecould a ship. For example, the Two Dutch Merchant Ships under Sailnear the Shore in a Moderate Breeze, in the Greenwich MaritimeMuseum, London, has an equally static group of figures on the shorelower left, despite being dated at least 15 yearslater.2 Van de Velde's penschilderingen, which he went on producing intohis seventies, were highly sought after across Europe and werecommissioned widely in Genoa, Venice, Florence, France, Sweden and,of course, England where he was invited with his son in 1672/3 byCharles II. When the present work was offered at auction in 1965(see Provenance) it had a sketch of Admiral Michiel Adriaensz deRuyter added by another hand in the upper left sky, which lead
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