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Attributed to manner of Backhuysen, Ludolf, I (Dutch painter, calligrapher, and printmaker, 1630-1708) , A Dutch Flagship, and Other Vessels, Running before a Gale

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Title A Dutch Flagship, and Other Vessels, Running before a Gale
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to manner of Backhuysen, Ludolf, I (Dutch painter, calligrapher, and printmaker, 1630-1708)
Date Earliest possibly about 1675
Date Latest possibly about 1825
Description The flagship is placed centrally and seen from the stern with other vessels to right, left and ahead. All are having difficulties as they run with reduced canvas before a boiling sea. On the stern of the flagship there is a painted scene of a ploughman with plough and two horses. Below this are carved caryatids all around the stern. On the deck of the flagship the crewmen are all busy adjusting sail while dark clouds spread across the sky.
Current Accession Number 105
Former Accession Number 149 (1855)
Inscription front lc 'LB 1686'
Subject marine
Measurements 67.9 x 88.2 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications Waagen, G., Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London, III, 1854, p. 290; McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 8, no. 149; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 136 (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, Backhuijsen, no. 206; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 19, no. 105, II, p. 33.
Notes Red chalk inscription on stretcher '423'; pencil inscription on stretcher 'Struthers'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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