(Leiden 1633 – Westminster 1707)
A Kaag at Sea in a Fresh Breeze, Shipping on the Roadstead of Texel
Oil on canvas, 130 x 188 cm
Signed: W.V.Velde (lower left on the driftwood)
Dated: ca. 1670
Provenance: Sales. – Philip’s auction. Thos Agnew & Sons, London. Matthews, London 1935.It was sold back from Mathew’s widow to Thos Agnew & Sons, London in 1957 as Van de Velde and sold to an Italian Dealer, Gennaro as Backhuysen. Private collection, Italy.
Literature: M.S. Robinson, The paintings of the Willem van de Veldes, Greenwich 1990, Vol II, p. 830, cat. no. 63.2. A. Hoving, A kaag at sea in a fresh breeze. Scheepshistorie 29.
References: Sydney W. Newberry, London, negative no. N70688.
Brochure 2021, Willem van de Velde II, A kaag in a stiff breeze