English ships running before a gale
Willem van de Velde the Younger
1633 - 06 Apr 1707
Seascape, men-o-war in a squall
Ships in a rough sea
oil on canvas
32.0 x 52.0 cm stretcher; 51.0 x 71.5 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962
Lt. Col. Harold Boyd-Rochfort, pre 02 Jul 1958, Republic of Ireland, Sold Sotheby's London, 2 July 1958 lot no. 162, "The property of Lt. Col. Harold Boyd-Rochfort, removed from Middleton Park, Westmeath, Eire"
Duits, London, 02 Jul 1958-16 Nov 1958, London/England, Purchased Sotheby's London, 2 July 1958, lot no. 162, "The property of Lt. Col. Harold Boyd-Rochfort, removed from Middleton Park, Westmeath, Eire". Duits stock no. 803 as 'Ships in a rough sea', listed in Index cards of works sold not listed in W.E. Duits index cards. Duits index cards now in the collection of the Getty Research Institute.
Christopher Norris, post 16 Nov 1958, England, Purchased from Duits, London
W.R. Drown, pre 28 Apr 1961, England, Purchased by the AGNSW from W.R. Drown 1961
Referenced in 2 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1961 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1961. no. 45
Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 134 (illus.). no. 412, as "Studio of"