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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Willem van de Velde II, Dutch (Leiden 1633 - 1707 Greenwich)
The Dutch Fleet going to Anchor off-shore
Work Type
17th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black and brown ink and gray wash over graphite on cream antique laid paper, laid down
18.6 x 49.8 cm (7 5/16 x 19 5/8 in.)
mount: 22.6 x 53.9 cm (8 7/8 x 21 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: former mat, graphite: THE DUTCH FLEET GOING TO ANCHOR OFF-SHORE / BY / WILLEM VAN DE VELDE, THE YOUNGER. / (1633-1707) / COLLECTIONS:- HUGH HOWARD (1675-1737) + REVD. G. L. BLAKE.
  • inscription: former mat: 29 [encircled]
  • inscription: mount, verso, right center, graphite: Wm Vandeveldt / from the collection of Hugh Howard a friend of the artist / the Howard collection was sold at Sotheby's about 1870
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower right, brown ink: L. 1172a (Reverend George Leigh Blake)
  • inscription: mount, verso, upper left, graphite: 45 [encircled]
  • inscription: lower left, graphite: Wm Velde Elder
Hugh Howard (1675-1737). Rev. George Leigh Blake (L. 1172a, mount, verso, lower right). [P. & D. Colnaghi, Ltd., London], sold; to Mrs. Charles W. Phinney, 1960; bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1962.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Marian H. Phinney
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Seymour Simmons, III and Mark S. A. Winer, Drawing: the Creative Process, Prentice-Hall, Inc. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1977), p. 116, repr. fig. 4.31

Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 56, n.p., repr. pl. 56

Exhibition History

European Master Drawing of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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