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Attributed to Backhuysen, Ludolf, I (Dutch painter, calligrapher, and printmaker, 1630-1708) , A Dutch Ship Clawing off a High Coast in a Gale

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Title A Dutch Ship Clawing off a High Coast in a Gale
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 The ship, under reduced canvas but still flying the Dutch flag is placed in centre right of the picture. It is endeavouring to make headway and avoid being cast onto the rocky shore behind. This shoreline is of precipitous sea cliffs that lead on up to a distant mountain top. The rough water seen in foreground is matched by the dark clouds that menace from the sky above. In the centre of the cliff shore is a tower and other buildings while in the immediate right foreground is a rocky beach where a man in black stands beside a woman in brown who sits astride a mule.
Current Accession Number 115
Former Accession Number 160 (1855)
Subject marine
Measurements 47.9 x 67.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications Smith, J., Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, London, 1842, no. 32; Waagen, G., Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London, III, 1854, p. 287; McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 8, no. 160 (nos. 16-19); Hofstede de Groot, C., A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, VII, London, 1923, Backhuisen, no. 204; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, pp. 18-19, no. 115, II, p. 32.
Notes Miles 1961: 'signed: L. B. according to the 1935 Catalogue. The initials are no longer visible'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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