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Title A Small Dutch Vessel at Anchor off the Coast in a Rough Sea
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to Beyeren, Abraham van (Dutch painter, born 1620 or 1621, died 1690)
Date Earliest possibly about 1640
Date Latest probably 1690
Description A small single-masted vessel occupies centre foreground where it is being tossed about on a turbulent sea. No sail is set and there are two crewmen aboard. A signal pole projects from a quay on the right. Beyond can be seen the church tower and other buildings of a substantial town. Above, a cloudy and overcast sky menaces.
Current Accession Number 613
Former Accession Number 27a (1893)
Inscription front lr (in monogram) 'JR'
Subject marine
Measurements 46.3 x 67.9 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs John Graham-Gilbert 1877.
Publications Armstrong, W., 'The Corporation Gallery of Glasgow', in The Magazine of Art, 1890, p. 140, as by [[Jacob van] Ruisdael; Paton, J., Catalogue of the Pictures in the Corporation Galleries Glasgow, 1892, no. 27A, as by van Beyeren (note by W. Bode); Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 137, no. 27a, as by J. T. Blanckerhoff; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 25, no. 613, II, p. 38.
Notes The signature ('JR') of Jacob van Ruisdael is false.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley




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