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Willem van de Velde the Younger, 1633–1707

An English Man of War, Starboard Quarter View: Possibly the Victory

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Architectural Diagram in Pencil

ca. 1675
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and brown ink with gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper, pasted on contemporary mount made of thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Mount: 17 1/8 x 25 13/16 inches (43.5 x 65.6 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 13 1/8 x 21 13/16 inches (33.3 x 55.4 cm), Sheet: 12 3/16 x 20 13/16 inches (30.9 x 52.9 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower left: "1—59 | 3"; on mount, lower right: "D29770"; on back of mount, center: "AN ENGLISH MAN-'O-WAR, STARBOARD QUARTER VIEW, | POSSIBLY THE VICTORY, A SECOND RATE SHIP. | (verso of old mount: architectural diagram (pencil)) | by | WILLIAM VAN DE VELDE, THE YOUNGER, | (1633-1707) | COLLECTION - PAUL SANDBY. | THERE IS A SIMILAR DRAWING AT GREENWICH MADE IN 1672, | (SEE VAN DE VELDE DRAWINGS, VOL. 1, pl 79) IT MUST BE ASSUMED | THAT DIFFERENCES IN THE QUARTER GALLERY WERE DUE TO REPAIRS | MADE AFTER THE BATTLES OF 1673."

Collector's mark: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112)

Signed in brown ink, lower right: "W. V. [remainder cropped off]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | man-of-war | marine art | relief | sculpture | ship
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