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Attributed to Backhuysen, Ludolf, I (Dutch painter, calligrapher, and printmaker, 1630-1708) , Dutch Men-of-War Beating to Windward

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Title Dutch Men-of-War Beating to Windward
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to Backhuysen, Ludolf, I (Dutch painter, calligrapher, and printmaker, 1630-1708)
Date Earliest about 1658
Date Latest 1708
Description A fleet of sailing ships making way on a rough sea. The main vessel occupying centre ground is an Amsterdam admiralty ship flying a vice admiral's flag.
Current Accession Number 722
Subject marine
Measurements 172.1 x 284.2 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by the family of Mrs John Henderson of Westbank 1895.
Provenance Possibly Robert Hutcheson, Glasgow, by 1843; John Bell (1806-1880), North Park House, Glasgow; John Bell sale, Glasgow, 4 February 1881, lot 537 (as from the Hutcheson collection), £84
Principal Exhibitions Possibly Dilettanti Society, Glasgow, 1843, cat. no. 15.
Publications Hofstede de Groot, C., A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, VII, London, 1923, Backhuijsen, no. 208; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 19, no. 722, II, p. 32.
Notes Miles 1961: 'perhaps an early copy'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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