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Auction 92, Lot 418

"A Fresh gale [together with] A Light Air of Wind", Velde, Willem van de

Subject: Ships

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 9 inches
26.7 x 22.9 cm
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Pair of fine copper engraved ship scenes. The engravings are by M. Sallieth from paintings by Willem van de Velde in the collection of his Grace the Duke of Montague. Van de Velde (1611-1693) was a famous Dutch artist whose paintings of ship were considered unparalleled. In 1672 he moved to London to paint exclusively for King Charles II. The scenes include both depict several fine sailing ships. The first shows them under sail, while the second is a harbor scene.


Condition: A

Couple of very minor spot in margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/13/2000