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Dutch Shipping in a Heavy Swell with a Small Hoeker

Willem van der Velde the younger (Leyden 1633 – London 1707)

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

1653 - 1707

Materials

Oil on canvas

Measurements

330 x 394 mm (13 x 15 1/2 in)

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Collection

Buckland Abbey, Devon

NT 810137

Summary

Oil painting on canvas, Dutch shipping in a Heavy Swell with a small Hoeker by Willem van der Velde the younger (Leyden 1633 – London 1707), signed with initials W.V.V. The hoeker is under a half-lowered mainsail and a school of porpoises can be seen in the foreground.

Provenance

Possibly acquired by Thomas Hope of Amsterdam in the J. H. Van Heemskerk sale, The Hague, 29 March 1770, lot no. 123, for 545 florins, described as "Choppy water with shipping, height 13 breadth 16 in. Canvas. ONM the right of the picture is a herring bus under sail; and on the lft is a fishing boat, as well as various craft under the sail in the distance"; by descent to his son Thomas Hope; thence by descent to Henry Philip Hope, The Deepdene, Dorking, Surrey; thence by descent to Henrietta Adele Hope (b. 1843), The Deepdene, Dorking, Surrey; thence by descent to Lord Francis Pelham-Clinton Hope; on loan to South Kensington Museum 1891-1898; bought by Asher Wertheimer, 158 New Bond Street, London, 1898; bought by Alfred Beit, 26 Park Lane, London, 1904; by descent to Otto Beit, Belgrave Square; thence by descent to Sir Alfred Lane Beit; on loan to the National Gallery, Cape Town, 1949-1954; bought Edward Speelman, London, circa 1970; Harold Samuel, Baron Samuel of Wych Cross; accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax on the estate of the late Edna, Lady Samuel of Wych Cross (1918-2008) and allocated to the National Trust for display at Buckland Abbey, 2010.

Credit line

Buckland Abbey (accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of Edna, Lady Samuel of Wych Cross (1918-2008) and transferred to the National Trust in 2010)

Makers and roles

Willem van der Velde the younger (Leyden 1633 – London 1707), artist

References

Westmacott 1824 C. M. Westmacott, British Galleries of Painting and Sculpture compromising a General Historical and Critical Catalogue, London,1824, p. 233 Smith 1829-42 John Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters, 8 vols and supplement, London, 1829-42, vol. VI, 1835, p. 375, no. 196 Waagen 1854-7: Gustav Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, 3 vols. (translated by Lady Eastlake) with a supplementary volume: Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, London, 1854-7, vol. II, 1854, p. 122, no. 1 Deepdene, Dorking, Surrey, Lord Francis Pelham Clinton-Hope, A Catalogue of Pictures of the Dutch and Flemish School lent to South Kensington Museum, London 1891, no. 66 Wertheimer 1898 A. Wertheimer, Catalogue of the Hope Collection of Pictures of the Dutch and Flemish Schools, London, 1898, no. 66 Bode 1904 W. Bode, The Art Collection of Mr Alfred Beit, Berlin, 1904, pp.21, 57, 59 Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures in the Possession of Mr Otto Beit, London 1913, pp.25, 85, no. 67 Hofstede de Groot 1907-28: C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, 8 vols., London 1907-28, vol. II, 1923,p. 123, no. 487 Robinson 1990 M. S. Robinson, The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes, 2 vols, London 1990, vol. II, pp.919-20, no. 78

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