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Title

English ships running before a gale

17th century

Artist

Willem van de Velde the Younger

Netherlands

1633 - 06 Apr 1707

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Seascape, men-o-war in a squall
    Ships in a rough sea
    Date
    17th century
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    32.0 x 52.0 cm stretcher; 51.0 x 71.5 x 6.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1961
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    OO1.1961
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Willem van de Velde the Younger

    Works in the collection

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  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

  • Provenance

    Lt. Col. Harold Boyd-Rochfort, pre 02 Jul 1958, 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