Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1898.125
People
Willem van de Velde II, Dutch (Leiden 1633 - 1707 Greenwich)
Title
Seascape: Men of War Near the Shore
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th century
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298825
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk on cream antique laid paper, with a partial framing line in black chalk
Dimensions
19.7 x 30.3 cm (7 3/4 x 11 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower left, brown ink: W V V f
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: haf soo groot [with verical dotted lines at center of inscription]
  • inscription: verso, upper left, brown ink: 3A [? indistinct latter character]
  • watermark: IM [countermark]
  • inscription: right center [left of mast], black chalk: L
  • inscription: lower right, black chalk: k [?]
  • inscription: former mount, in curatorial file, graphite: Wm Vandervelde the Younger / original precious peice Gilmor Cabinet
Provenance
Robert Gilmor, Jr., Baltimore, MD; to his estate, 1848; to probably Gardner L. Chandler, Salem, MA; to John Witt Randall, Boston, MA, bequest; to his sister Belinda L. Randall, 1892, gift; to Harvard University, 1892.

Note
Gilmor provenance from a note on the original mat in the hand of John Witt Randall.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Accession Year
1898
Object Number
1898.125
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 534, pp. 280-1; vol. 2, repr. fig. 274

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 61, p. 15

Agnes Mongan, "The Fogg Art Museum's Collection of Drawings", Harvard Library Bulletin, Harvard University (Cambridge, 1958), vol. 3, no. 2, March, pp. 5-9, p.199, repr. as pl. IV

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu