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Willem van de Velde the Younger, 1633–1707, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1672)
An English Man-of-War, Port View from the Stern
ca. 1675
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 1/4 x 26 7/16 inches (43.8 x 67.1 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 13 15/16 x 23 1/16 inches (35.4 x 58.5 cm), and Sheet: 13 1/8 x 22 3/16 inches (33.3 x 56.4 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower left: "1—59 | 3"; on mount, lower center to lower right: "The Tiger - | The basis of this is an object from an outline drawing at Greenwich (Ingram C[...]) (MR 2nd vol. 1106 and pub 98) | to upp[...] 1967"; on mount, lower right: "D29771"; on back of mount, center: "AN ENGLISH MAN-O'-WAR, STARBOARD BOW VIEW, | PROBABLY ONE OF THE SIXTY GUN SHIPS, MONRANISED(?) ABOUT 1675, A THIRD RATE SHIP, | BY | WILLIAM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER, | (1633-1707) | COLLECTION - PAUL SANDBY | DRAWINGS EXIST OF THE YORK; PLYMOUTH & MONCK; | THIS DRAWING MIGHT BE OF THE LION; DUNKIRK OR GLOUCESTER."

Collector's stamp of Paul Sandby, embossed, lower left: "P S"

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "W. V. V."

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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Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04)

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Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 148-149, cat. 11, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

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