Dutch Shipping in Choppy Seas

Ludolf Backhuysen I (Emden 1630 - Amsterdam 1708)
National Trust Inventory Number 1401164

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1650 - 1708
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 403 x 460 mm (15 7/8 x 18 1/8 in)
Place of origin
Collection Felbrigg, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at Felbrigg, Norfolk, East of England, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Dutch Shipping in Choppy Seas, by Ludolf Backhuysen I (Emden 1630 – Amsterdam 1708), signed L.B. A grey squally day with shipping vessels at sea. On buoy in the foreground. An inscription on the back of the picture, 'Admiral Lukin, Poste Namur' seems to indicate that it was acquired by the retired vice-admiral when he was living in Brussels in 1820-21.


Probably bought by Vice-Admiral, William (Lukin) Windham (1768-1833) in Brussels, around 1820/1; thence by descent to Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer (1906 - 1969), by whom bequeathed to the National Trust in 1969

Credit line

Felbrigg Hall, The Windham Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Ludolf Backhuysen I (Emden 1630 - Amsterdam 1708)

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10115)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Felbrigg, Norfolk (Accredited Museum) (14668)
Periods 17th century (33413)
18th century (87800)
Maker Ludolf Backhuysen I (Emden 1630 - Amsterdam 1708)  (3)
Subjects Seascape (208)
Object Type Oil painting (14417)

Record Status


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