Collection

Paintings

The collection consists of Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries with shipping and cartography as subjects. Below is an overview of some of the works currently available.

Drawings

The collection consists of Dutch and Flemish drawings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries on shipping and cartography. Below is an overview of some of the works currently available.

Prints & Books

The collection consists of Dutch and Flemish graphics & books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries on shipping and cartography. Below is an overview of some of the works currently available.

Ship's Antiques

Our collection consists of Dutch and Flemish ship’s antiques from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries on shipping and cartography. Below is an overview of some of the works currently available.

Paintings

HENDRICK CORNELISZ. VROOM – AN ENKHUIZER PINAS IN A STORM

(Haarlem 1562/3 – 1640)

An Enhuizer pinas in a storm surrounded by whales with a second ship right on the horizon ca. 1590

Oil on canvas, 103 x 103 cm.

Signed on the flag in the foremast: VROOM

Provenance: Possibly wine merchant Albert Martsz. Amsterdam 1615.  According to his inventory it is mentioned as ” Een stuck voor de schoorsteen met schepen gedaen by Vroom tot Haerlem’’; Netherlands, private collection.

Exhibited: Tentoonstelling van Nederlandsche zee- en riviergezichten uit de XVIIde eeuw, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1945-12-22 – 1946-02-03, p. 35; cat.nr. 71; Rotterdam, Kunsthal, Zoet & Zout – Water en de Nederlanders, 14 februari – 10 juni 2012.

Literature: Goedde, L.O., Tempest and shipwreck in Dutch and Flemish art: convention, rhetoric, and interpretation, London 1989, pp. 84-86; Russell, M., Visions of the Sea. Hendrick C. Vroom and the origins of Dutch marine painting, Leiden 1983, pp. 114-115, ill. 116; Bol, L.J.  Die Hollandische Marinemalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, Braunschweig [1973], p. 16. Wilson, T. Flags at Sea. ill Plate VI p. 69. Maritieme Encyclopedie, Bussum 1972, vol. V, pp. 270-271. Beylen, J. van, Schepen van de Nederlanden, Van de late middeleeuwen tot het einde van de 17de eeuw, Amsterdam 1970, pp. 95 – 101.

Vroom, A very rare pair of Seascapes, Calm and Tempest 2

JAN PORCELLIS-Shipping on the North Sea off the islands of Vlieland and Terschelling

(Ghent, between 1583 and 1585 – Zoeterwoude 1632)

Shipping on the North Sea off the islands of Vlieland and Terschelling

Canvas mounted on panel, 102 x 158 cm.

Monogrammed on the white of the flag of the boeier on the left side: I P f

The remnants of the monogram are visible on the barrel at the front center of the painting: (J) P

Dated: c. 1625

Provenance: Pierre Lapeyre collection (1820-1889), Château du Claux, Cantal; by descent, Val de Loire Collection

Jan Porcellis_Shipping on the North Sea

ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT – A BATTLE BETWEEN SPANISH GALLEONS AND DUTCH WARSHIPS

(Antwerp 1590- 1652)

A battle between Spanish galleons and Dutch warships before a rugged coastline

 Oil on copper 44 x 68.4 cm

Provenance: United Kingdom, Collection C. Turner, London; Germany, Collection Nell, Bonn; Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner in the 1920s.

ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT – THE BATTLE IN THE STRAIT BETWEEN CALAIS AND DOVER

(Antwerp 1590- 1652)

The Battle in the strait between Calais and Dover on 3-4 October 1602, between the Spanish galleys of Federico Spinola and Dutch and English warships

 Oil on canvas, 110 x 182 cm

Provenance: European private collection

ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT – THE FOUR MASTED MAN-OF-WAR THE ‘NEPTUNUS’

(Antwerp 1590- 1652)

The four-masted man-of-war the ‘Neptunus’, flying the flag of Zeeland, with other vessels beyond

Oil on panel, 53.8 x 71.3 cm

Provenance: Anonymous sale, London, Phillips, 1849, lot unknown (according to the 1888 catalogue below); There purchased (‘through Mr Barker’) by Sir John Josiah Guest, 1st Bt., (1785–1852), Canford Manor, Dorset (bears the family bookplate on the reverse of the panel); By descent to Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne (1835–1914), Canford Manor, Dorset; By descent to the Rt Hon. Ivor Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne (1873–1939); By whom sold London, Christie’s, 9 March 1923, lot 57 (as Van de Velde) for 170 guineas to Asscher; Ribbius Pelletier, Utrecht, from 1941 until after 1952, by whom deposited (‘Bewaergeving‘) at the Centraal Museum, Utrecht (according to a label on the reverse of the frame); Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Mak van Waay, 12 May 1975, lot 284, (as Hendrik Cornelisz. Vroom), were acquired by Willem, Baron van Dedem.

Exhibited: Utrecht, Centraal Museum, on loan 1941–1952(?) (as Dutch School, mid-17th century), 1952 inv. no. 1186.

Literature: A Catalogue of the Pictures at Canford Manor in the Possession of Lord Wimborne, 1888, p. 101, no. 252 (as Willem van de Velde the Elder); M.E. Houtzager (ed.), Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Catalogus der schilderijen, Utrecht 1952, p. 403, no. 1186 (as Dutch school, mid-17th century); P.C. Sutton, Dutch & Flemish Paintings, The Collection of Willem Baron van Dedem, London 2002, pp. 96–99, no. 16, ill. (as Andries van Eertvelt, called Neantkens).

For extensive documentation, see:  ANDRIES VAN EERTVELT called NAENTKENS (Antwerp 1590 – 1652) The four-masted man-of-war the ‘Neptunus’, flying the flag of Zeeland, with other vessels beyond. Rob Kattenburg BV, 2018.

2018 – Andries van Eertvelt genaamd Naentkens – The four-masted man-of-war the Neptunus flying the flag of Zeeland with other vessels beyond 2

FILIPPO D’ANGELI, NAMED IL NAPOLITANO – SHIPPING IN A GALE

(Naples 1590-1629 Rome)

Shipping in a gale

Oil on copper: 48.5 x 36.3 cm

Indistictly Signed

Dated: ca. 1600

Provenance: European private collection

Literature: Farquhar, Biographical catalogue of the principal Italian painters. London 1855, p.8.

HANS GODERIS – SHIPPING IN A GALE

(Haarlem c. 1600 – after 1656)

Shipping in a gale

Oil on panel, 16.2 x 34.2 cm

Provenance: European private collection

Collections: Greenwich, National Marine Museum; Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen; Hoorn, Westfries Museum; (Formerly Rob Kattenburg collection); Groningen, Groninger Museum.

SIMON DE VLIEGER- A BEACH SCENE AT ZANDVOORT

(Rotterdam 1600/01-1653 Weesp)

A beach scene with fishermen displaying their catch before the beacon-light near Zandvoort

Oil on canvas: 71.7 x 119.8 cm.

Signed and dated lower left on the barrel: S DE VLIEGER/ f 16[4]6

Provenance:

Henry J. Pfungst, F.S.A. (1844-1917), London; (†) his sale, Christie’s, London, 15 June 1917, lot 167 (178 gns. to Durlacher).
With Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, by 1918.
Private collection, The Netherlands, by 1929.
Private collection, Southern Netherlands, by 1938.
B.H.M. Lips, Dordrecht, by 1948, and by descent to, A.J.M. Lips, Dordrecht, 1950.
H.A. Wetzlar, Amsterdam; Lempertz, Cologne, 18-21 November 1954, lot 15 (unsold).
with Eduard Plietzsch, Cologne, and by whom sold on 27 February 1956 to,
Emil G. Bührle (1890-1956), Zurich, and from whose estate sold in 1965 to the following,
with Arthur Kauffmann, London.
With Böhler, Munich, 1965-6, where acquired by a private collector and by whose son sold,
[The Property of a Gentleman]; Sotheby’s, London, 6 December 2006, lot 19, where acquired by the present owner.

Literature:

L. Gloor, The Emil Bührle Collection: History, Full Catalogue and 70 Masterpieces, Zurich, 2021, pp. 280-281, no. 498.

Exhibited:

The Hague, Pulchri Studio, Collectie Goudstikker / Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d’Amsterdam, October 1918, no. 56.
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Tentoonstelling van Oude Kunst, 1929, no. 159.
Rotterdam, Boymans Museum, Meesterwerken uit vier Eeuwen 1400-1800, 25 June-15 October 1938, no. 161.                                                     Eindhoven, Stedelijk Museum Van Abbe, Nederlandse landschapskunst in de 17e eeuw, August-10 October 1948, no. 75.
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans, Kunstschatten uit Nederlandse verzamelingen, 19 June-25 September 1955, no. 133.

Simon de Vlieger_a Beach Scene

 

CORNELIS LEONARDSZ. STOOTER – SHIPPING ON THE COAST

(Leiden ca. 1600 – 1655)

Shipping on the coast with a jetty and a beacon

Oil on panel, 38.5 x 61.8 cm

Signed on driftwood:  STO

Provenance: European private collection

JAN MIJTENS – PORTRAIT OF CORNELIS TROMP (1629 – 1691)

(1613/4 – The Hague – 1670)

Portrait of Cornelis Tromp (1629 – 1691), three- quarter length, in armour, a naval battle beyond

Oil on canvas: 113 x 91 cm

Signed: a o 1660 J Mijtens F

Provenance: European private collection

Literature: Bauer, A.N. Jan Mijtens (1613/14-1670): Leben und Werk, Petersberg 2006; Houbraken, A. De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen. III vols. Amsterdam 1718-1721, Amsterdam 1976, p. 356.

ABRAHAM VAN BEYEREN – SAILING VESSELS IN CHOPPY WATERS OFF AN ESTUARY

(The Hague 1620/1 – 1690 Overschie)

Sailing vessels in choppy waters off an estuary

Oil on panel, 59.4 x 74.2 cm

Signed in ligature on lee-board lower right:  avb

Provenance: Terry-Engell, London 1968 (his catalogue no. 5, illustrated); Sale Vienna, Dorotheum, 15 June 1971 lot 8 with ill. (Sch 320.000); Private collection, Austria; Sale London, Phillips, 5 December 1989 lot 62 with ill. (£ 46.000); United Kingdom, private collection.

Literature: G.C. Helbers, Abraham van Beyeren, in: Oud Holland, Vol. XLV (1928), pp.27-8; Scott A. Sullivan, Abraham van Beyeren’s Vissery-bord in the Groote Kerk Maassluis, in: Oud Holland 101/1987 no. 2, pp. 115-25; Hans-Ulrich Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen, Doornspiijk 1991, p. 35 no. A8 (ill. 43) as ‘Hafenmole links mit zwei Figuren, davor Fischerkahn mit drei Figuren; rechts Segler. Ferne Ufer.’ Edwin Buijsen, Haagse schilders in de Gouden Eeuw, The Hague /Zwolle 1998, pp. 96-102.

ISAAC WILLAERTS -Shipping in the Levant

ISAAC WILLAERTS – SHIPPING IN THE LEVANT

(c.1620 -Utrecht- 1693)

Shipping in the Levant

Oil on panel: 45.5 x 73 cm

Signed and dated lower left: J. Willarts.f/ 1662

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection

Justus de Verwer painting - Shipping on the IJ before Amsterdam ca. 1670

JUSTUS DE VERWER – SHIPPING ON THE IJ BEFORE AMSTERDAM

(c. 1625 – Amsterdam – 1689)

Shipping on the IJ before Amsterdam ca. 1670

Oil on panel, 54.2 x 85.3 cm.

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection

 

LIEVE VERSCHUIER – VESSELS ON A CHOPPY SEA

(Rotterdam 1627 – 1686)

Vessels on a choppy sea

Oil on canvas, 59.3 x 79.3 cm

Signed on driftwood lower right: Verschuir

Provenance: France, private collection

LUDOLF BACKHUYSEN – SHIPS ON DE IJ RIVER (AMSTERDAM)

(Emden 1630 – 1708 Amsterdam)

Ships on de IJ river (Amsterdam) off the jetty of the Leeuwenburg bulwark and the windmill  ‘De Bok’

Oil on canvas: 64 x 77 cm

Signed with initials on the flag lower center: L.B.: Y

Indistinctly signed and dated on the barrel l.r: L Ba.h /1704

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

Cf.; a) Drawing by L. Backhuysen. In: G. Boerner 1982, with Blauwhoofd; b) Drawing by Paulus van Liender 1762, with Blauwhoofd; c) ATLAS DE STAD AMSTERDAM (I) TE AMSTERDAM MDCCLXXXIII (1783) t Y bij t BLAAUW-HOOFT TE AMSTERDAM 1762. Etching & engraving.

Biography-revLR

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER – TWO ENGLISH SHIPS IN A STORM

(Leiden 1633 – Greenwich 1707)

‘Two English Ships in a Storm near a Rocky Shore’

Oil on canvas,  32 x 42.5 cm

Dated: c. 1680

Provenance: Galerie M. Schulthess, Basel, 1946; Germany, private collection 

Storm – Willem van de Velde The Younger

 

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER-A CALM – THREE-DECKERS, WITH A KAAG AND A SMALSCHIP

(Leiden 1633 – Greenwich 1707)

A Calm – Three-deckers, with a kaag and a smalschip in calm shallow waters near a Dutch shore

Oil on panel, 24 x 30 cm

Signed with initials: W.V.V.

Dated: ca. 1660

Provenance: The painting was in the collection of Archduke Viktor of Austria (1842 – 1919), the younger brother of Emperor Franz Joseph. The work was sold in his posthumous sale at the Dorotheum, which took place from 30 May – 3 June 1921 as lot 189. Germany, private collection.

Calm – Willem van de Velde The Younger

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER- A CALM -KETCHES IN CALM SHALLOW WATERS ON THE DUTCH COAST

(Leiden 1633 – Greenwich 1707)

A Calm -Ketches in calm shallow waters on the Dutch coast

Oil on panel, 25 x 30.5 cm

Monogrammed on driftwood lower left: W.V.V.

Provenance: Collection William T. Blodgett, New York, 1909; Auction Koller, Zürich, 3.4.11.1995, lot 2043; Private collection Switzerland; By inheritance, Private collection Switzerland.

Exhibited: New York 1909, The Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 25.9-9.10.1909, no. 133.

Literature: C. Hofstede de Groot: Descriptive and Critical sketch of the works of the most outstanding Dutch painters of the XVIIth century, vol. VII, Esslingen 1918, no. 329, p. 96.

 

PIETER COOPSE – SHIPPING OFF THE COAST

(Hoorn c. 1640 – 1673)

Shipping off the coast

Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm

Signed lower right:  P: Coopse: fec:

Provenance: Baldock, Herts; Peter J. Dixon Collection, London; Rupert Preston Ltd. London; Hal O’Nians Gallery, 1964; European private collection.

Collections: Greenwich, National Maritime Museum; Munich, Alte Pinakothek; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts.

CORNELIS BOUWMEESTER – SHIPPING OFF VLISSINGEN

(Rotterdam 1652- 1733)

 Shipping off Vlissingen

Pen painting on panel, 36.5 x 49.5 cm

Monogrammed on the barrel lower right : CM

Provenance: Austria, private collection

Literature: E.H.H. Archibald, Dictionary of Sea Painters, 1980, Woodbridge, Suffolk, GB; F. Lammertse, ‘“Watmen met een penne doen can“; over penschilderijen met een maritieme voorstelling’, in: J. Kelch e.a. Lof der zeevaart. De Hollandse zeeschilders van de 17e eeuw, Rotterdam 1996, pp. 45-58.; J.H. van den Berge, ‘Een incompleet Bouwmeestertableau’, Den Spiegel 18 (2000), no. 2, pp. 15-19 ;E. Löffler, ‘Getekend op doek of paneel: het penschilderij’, Desipientia 19 (2012), no. 1, pp. 23-26

Collections: Netherlands, Rotterdam, Historisch Museum; Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, United Kingdom;  Salem, Peabody Museum, United States.

JOHANNES CHRISTIAAN SCHOTEL – UNLOADING THE CATCH ON THE BEACH AT SCHEVENINGEN

(Dordrecht 1787 – 1838)

Unloading the Catch on the Beach at Scheveningen

Oil on panel, 65.1 x 90.7 cm

Signed lower left:  J.C. Schotel

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

Literature: G.D.J. Schotel, Leven van den zeeschilder J.C. Schotel, Haarlem 1840; J. Erkelens ed., exhibit. cat.Tussen zonnegoud en kaarslicht. Dordtse meesters 1780-1840, Dordrecht 1986, pp. 94-101; Nelly de Zwaan, Nederland uit de kunst. 365 dagen kijken en lezen, Warnsveld 2005, 3rd of May (ill.).

Exhibitions: Den Haag, Panorama Mesdag, on loan 19 november 2018- 3 maart 2019, ‘De Storm van 1894′.

Brochure Johannes Christiaan Schotel, Galerie Rob Kattenburg BV 2018

JOHANNES CHRISTIAAN SCHOTEL – A BEACH SCENE WITH SHIPPING OFF THE PORT OF VLISSINGEN

(Dordrecht 1787 – 1838)

A Beach Scene with Shipping off the Port of Vlissingen

 Oil on canvas, 83.2 x 111.8 cm.

Signed lower center right:  J.C. Schotel

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

Brochure Johannes Christiaan Schotel, Galerie Rob Kattenburg BV 2018

 

 

Drawings

CORNELIS CLAESZ. VAN WIERINGEN – SHIPS IN A STORMY SEA

(Haarlem ca. 1575- 1633)

Ships in a stormy sea

Pen in grey and brown ink on tinted paper:  ca. 80 x 160 mm.

In the middle: ‘Een vracht kaghe omtrent 6 last’

(Cf.: A series of twelve engravings after Jan Porcellis nr. 6 Collection Rob Kattenburg)

Provenance: Ex. coll. Pierre Crozat, ‘Le Roi des Collectionneurs’ Paris; Netherlands, private collection

Literature: Paintings in Haarlem 1500 – 1850/ The collection of the/ Frans Hals Museum, pp. 343- 346. Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen was with Hendrick Cornelisz.Vroom (also from Haarlem), the most important representative of the first generation of Dutch marine painters.

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER THE YOUNGER – STUDY OF A DOGGER

(Leiden 1633 – Greenwich 1707)

 Study of a dogger 

Black chalck on paper 200 x 282 mm

Signed in brown ink lower left:  w.v.v.j.

Provenance: Netherlands, Collection D.G. van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

WILLEM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER – SHIPS AT ANCHOR

(Leiden 1633 – Greenwich 1707)

Ships at anchor

Pencil and grey wash, and some highlights in pen in grey, 185 x 408 mm

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection

In the left foreground e.g. a kaegh (kaag)

The ships are partly rendered in grey ink and vertical dotted lines, indicating a method of drawing in perspective. The horizon is drawn at the eye level of Willem van de Velde and all objects in the picture space are crossed by the horizon at the same height from the ground.

Literature: M.S Robinson, Van de Velde drawings, a catalogue of drawings in the National Maritime Museum made by the Elder and the Younger Willem van de Velde, 2 vols., Cambridge 1973. vol. 1, p. 408 ill. No. 708; R. Reurs, ”Even if it is not architecture”: perspective drawings by Simon de Vlieger and Willem van de Velde the Younger* in: Simiolus 13, 1983, pp. 189-200.

Cf. The Art of the Van de Veldes. Paintings and drawings by the great Dutch marine artists and their English followers, exhib. cat, London, The National Maritime Museum 1982, p. 100, ill. 87.

ADAM SILO – MERCHANT SHIPS OFF A HARBOUR’S MOUTH

(Amsterdam 1674 – 1760)

Merchant ships off a harbour’s mouth

Gouache and ink on paper, 210 x 305 mm

Signed on wood lower left:  adam silo

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

CORNELIS DE GRIENT – SHIPPING OF THE DUTCH COAST

(Rotterdam 1691 – 1783)

Shipping of the Dutch coast

Pen and brush in grey and brown East Indian ink, 212 x 308 mm

Signed on the driftwood lower right: C. de Grient

Dated lower left: 1760

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

From left to right: A ‘bootschip’ (5a), a ‘kofschip’ (3a) in the front right from the middle a ‘smakschip’ (7a) and a fregate.

Literature:Cf.: VERZAMELING/ VAN vier en tachtig stuks/ HOLLANDSCHE SCHEPEN/GETEEKEND EN IN KOPER GEBRACHT/ DOOR/ G. GROENEWEGEN/ 1789/ te Rotterdam, bij/ J. VAN DEN BRINK/Noordblaak, D.295. Etsen 3A, SA, 7A en 7 C.

PIETER AARTSZE BLAAUW – SHIPPING OFF A COAST

(Hoorn 1744 – 1808 Medemblik)

Shipping off a coast

Pen and brush in grey, 355 x 507 mm

In the center, a Waterschip, with left behind under full sail a fregate among other vessels.

Provenance: Rob Kattenburg collection

Dirk Langendijk -Landing of English troops at Callantsoog, 27 August 1799

DIRK LANGENDIJK – LANDING OF ENGLISH TROOPS AT CALLANTSOOG, 27 AUGUST 1799

(Rotterdam 1748 – 1805)

Landing of English troops at Callantsoog, 27 August 1799

Watercolour, 208 x 319 mm.

Signed and dated (l.r.): Dirk Langendijk ad viv delin 1799 fecit 1803

Provenance: Rob Kattenburg collection

Three other documented versions of this watercolour are in the collections of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, the Regionaal Archief, Alkmaar, and the Royal Library, Windsor.

Literature: A. Jonker, Beroering in de polder. De Zijpe tijdens de Patriottentijd, de Bataafse periode en de Engels-Russische invasie, 1780-1800, in: ZHB vol.XVII no.3 (september 1999), pp.3-24; De lange herfst van 1799. De Russisch-Engelse invasie in polder en duin, Castricum 1999; M.E. Deelen e.a., Dirk Langendijk (1748-1805): tekenaar tussen kruitdamp en vaderlands gevoel, Rotterdam; H.C Hazewingel, Dirk en Jan Anthonie Langedijk en Christoffel Meijer, Rotterdam 1955; J.C. Vieweg; The campaign in Holland, 1799, by a subaltern, London 1861; C.R.T. Krayenhoff, Geschiedkundige Beschouwing van den Oorlog op het grondgebied der Bataafsche Republiek in 1799. Nijmegen 1832; L.C. Vonk, Geschiedenis der landing van het Engelsch-Russisch leger in Noord-Holland, Haarlem 1801.

 

GERRIT GROENEWEGEN – SHIPS IN A HEAVY STORM

(Rotterdam 1754– 1826)

Ships in a heavy storm threatening to hit the lee shore in front of a foreign coast. Left a frigate in great distress

Aquarel in pen and brush 247 x 333 mm

Signed in verso upper left: G. Groenewegen

Provenance: France, private collection

Literature: Cf: etch 6 of the 7th series of 12. A total of 84 etchings.VERZAMELING/ VAN vier en tachtig stuks/ HOLLANDSCHE SCHEPEN/GETEEKEND EN IN KOPER GEBRACHT/ DOOR/ G. GROENEWEGEN/ 1789.

GERRIT GROENEWEGEN – SHIPPING OFF THE COAST

(Rotterdam 1754 – 1826)

Shipping off the coast with a jetty at the left a fregate (G5) and a ‘barkentijn (C2)’  or ‘brik’ a ‘beurtschip’ at the left

Pen and brush in brown and grey, 315 x 478 mm

Signed at lower left: G. Groenewegen

Provenance: Germany, private collection

Literature: Cf.: Etching G5 & C2 , From: VERZAMELING/ VAN     vier en tachtig stuks/ HOLLANDSCHE SCHEPEN/ GETEEKEND EN IN KOPER GEBRACHT/ DOOR/  G. GROENEWEGEN/ 1789.

GERRIT GROENEWEGEN – SHIPPING IN A STRONG BREEZE

(1754 – Rotterdam- 1826)

Shipping in a strong breeze

Pen and pencil in brown and grey: 34.5 x 49.4

Signed and dated in verso in brown ink : G. Groenewegen 1802

Watermark: J. Kool

From left to right:  In the left foreground a ‘poon’, see etch F 1, a three-master and a ‘pink’ on the right side, see etch E 9.

Provenance: France, private collection

Literature: Cf.: Etch E 9 of the 5th series and etch F 1 of 12. A total of 84 etchings. VERZAMELING/ VAN vier en tachtig stuks/ HOLLANDSCHE SCHEPEN/GETEEKEND EN IN KOPER GEBRACHT/ DOOR/ G. GROENEWEGEN/ 1789; H. Voorn, De/ papiermolens/ in de provicie/ Noord-Holland,  Haarlem 1960 p.126, ill. p. 170, no. 101.

 

JOHANNES HERMANUS KOEKKOEK – A BARGE OFF THE COAST IN TURBULENT WATER

(Veere 1778- 1851 Amsterdam)

A barge off the coast in turbulent water

Watercolour, 225 x 305 mm

Provenance: Netherlands, Gallery Odette Welvaart, Amsterdam, until 2009; Netherlands, Dhr. Schaepman, Dordrecht, until 2013; European private collection

Literature: Cf. Catalogus van eene verzameling fraaije schilderijen, gekleurde en ongekleurde teekeningen, kapitale gegraveerde en andere prenten etc., cat. Coll. E.P. Cremer.,comp. A. Stuart Makkers, Middelburg, 17 mei 1847, comp. p. 47, lot 6; L.J.Bol, Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek, realistisch-romantisch schilder, Middelburg 1963; Scheen; R de Leeuw e.a., Meesters van de Romantiek. Nederlandse kunstenaars 1800-1850, Rotterdam/ Zwolle 2005.

JOHANNES CHRISTIAAN SCHOTEL – SHIPPING OFF A COAST (MODELLO)

(Dordrecht 1787 – 1838)

Shipping off a coast (modello)

Graphite, black chalk and grey wash, 52.5 x 74.5 cm

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection

Literature: cf.; Een onsterfelijk zeeschilder J.C. Schotel 1787 – 1838.  exhib.cat. Dordrecht: Dordrechts Museum, 1989. pp. 16-17, cat. no. 55-57, p.94, cat. no. 53, cat. no. 83.

JOHANNES CHRISTIAAN SCHOTEL – A SUMMER DAY IN THE DOCKS ALONG THE MERWEDE (DORDRECHT)

(Dordrecht 1787 – 1838)

A summer day in the docks along the Merwede, seen from the North-East, Just visible on the right, the big church of Dordrecht, c. 1810

Gouache, watercolour and pen on paper, 450 x 635 mm

Signed lower left:  J.C. Schotel

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection

Literature: G.D.J. Schotel, Leven van den zeeschilder J.C.Schotel, Haarlem 1840; J. Erkelens ed., exhib. cat. Tussen zonnegoud en kaarslicht. Dordtse meesters 1780-1840, Dordrecht 1986, pp. 94-101.

Cf.  Etching G6 (a frigate) & D8 (a hooker) From: VERZAMELING/ VAN  vier en tachtig stuks/ HOLLANDSCHE SCHEPEN/ GETEEKEND EN IN KOPER GEBRACHT/ DOOR/ G. GROENEWEGEN/ 1789.

HENDRIK WILLEM MESDAG – INCOMING ‘BOMSCHUITEN’ FROM SCHEVENINGEN

(Groningen 1831 – 1915 The Hague)

Incoming ‘Bomschuiten’ from Scheveningen

Acquarel, 74 x 52 cm

Signed lower right: H.W. MESDAG

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection

Cf.: version in oil, literature: Poort, J., ‘Willem Mesdag (1831- 1915) Oeuvre catalog’, Wassenaar, 1989, p. 311, cat. no. 13.10.

Prints & Books

LUCAS JANSZ.WAGHENAER VAN ENCHUIJSEN

(probably Enkhuizen  1533 / 1534 – 1606  Enkhuizen)

First engraved Sea- Chart of the Zuiderzee, 1583

Copper engraving: 330 x 514 mm

Dated: 1583

State: I

Engraved by: Joannes van Doetechum (1558– 1630)

In cartouche on the right side:

Beschrijvinge vande vermaerde stroemen, Tulie / ende Tmaersdiep, opsteckende Inde Zuijder, / Zee voer bij Enkhuijsen tot Amstelredam, met / alle de sandē plaeten en ondieptē op de selude stroemen / gheleghen – /

In the cartouche on the left side:

Aldus es Vrieslandt ghedaen als hier beneden ghestelt es, als de Caep op Schiermonickooch oost zuijdt oost v. staet ēē / mijle. Door Lucas Jansz Wagenaar van Enchhuisen – /

Lower right: Joannes à Doetecum fe

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection

Literature: New Hollstein, Van Doetecum III, no. 795, state II (of VII); Koeman IV, p. 472, item 2b (also see: Wag 5A, 5B and 5C, the last one is listed in the supplement); Walsmit, E, e.a. Spiegel van de Zuiderzee. Geschiedenis en Cartobibliografie van de Zuiderzee en het Hollands Waddengebied. Houten:  HES & DE GRAAF publishers, 2009: pp.210 -221.

A fine and extremely rare map, dated 1583.

LUCAS JANSZ.WAGHENAER (VAN ENCHUIJSEN)

(probably Enkhuizen  1533 / 1534 – 1606  Enkhuizen)

EARLY STATE OF A SEAWARD SEA CHART

Beschrijvinghe vanande Zeeusche Eijlanden, soe die op hare strome(n) liggen, met een deel vanande zee custen van Vlaenderen enn(de) Hollant. = Insularum Zelandiæ, …

(Chart of the coasts of Zeeland, the southern part of Holland and part of Flanders)

Leiden, Franciscus Raphelengius, 1586 or 1587 (engraved 1583).

Large engraved sea chart (32.5 x 51.5 cm) of the coast and islands of Zeeland, with parts of the coasts of South Holland and West Flanders.

With the title in a cartouche, the scale of Spanish and German miles in a smaller cartouche, 4 coastal profiles, 4 provincial coats of arms, a compass rose in the sea, rhumb lines, sandbanks, and ships and sea monsters in the sea, the whole in a decorative border.

Engraved by:  Joannes van Doetecum.

From: Wagenaer’s Spieghel der Zeevaerdt, with a Latin description on one letterpress page, and a decorated initial on the reverse. In a passe-partout.1

1 New Hollstein, Van Doetecum III, no. 796, state III (of VIII); Koeman IV, p. 472, item 3b (see also Wag. 5A, 5B and 5C, the latter is in the supplement).

WILLEM JANSZ. BLAEU – SEA CHART OF ALL THE SEACOASTS OF EUROPE, c. 1625

(Uitgeest/ Alkmaar 1571 – 1638 Amsterdam)

PASCAARTE van alle de Zècusten van/EUROPA / Nieulycx. befchreven door/ Willem Jansz. Blauw./Men vintse te coop tot AMSTERDAM,/Op’t Water inde vergulde Sonnewÿser.

Sea Chart of all the Seacoasts of Europe, c. 1625

Copper engraving and etching on vellum, hand-coloured, 68.7 x 86.8 cm / 71.5 x 89 cm

State I/II, 10 other documented copies (seven on vellum and three on paper)

Scale: c. 1:7.500.000

In cartouche: pascaarte van alle de Zècusten van europa / Nieulycx beschreven door Willem Janß. Blauw/ Men vintse te coop tot Amsterdam, op ‘t Water inde vergulde Sonnewijser

First state of two

The title and imprint appear in a cartouche, crowned by the printer’s mark of Willem Jansz Blaeu [INDEFESSVS AGENDO], at the centre of the lower border. Scale cartouches appear in four corners of the chart and richly decorated coats of arms have been engraved in the interior. The chart is oriented to the West. It shows the seacoasts of Europe from Novaya Zemlya and the Gulf of Sydra in the east, and the Azores and the west coast of Greenland in the west. In the North, the chart extends to the northern coast of Spitsbergen, and in the south to the Canary Islands. The eastern part of the Mediterranean is included in the North African interior.

Magnificently decorated, there are richly detailed European coats of arms, scale cartouches in the corners, several ships in the waters, a pair of natives in Greenland, and a number of animals portrayed on land, including polar bears and elephants.

Provenance: France, collection of a noble family

Literature: Jean Denucé, Oude Geographica te Antwerpen, in: Antwerpsch Archievenblad, Antwerp 1927, pp. 1-13; Myriem Foncin, Catalogue des cartes nautiques sur vélin, Paris 1963, p. 313; Klaus Stopp & Herbert Langel, Katalog der alten Landkarten in der Badischen Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe 1974, p.33 (ill. VI); James A. Welu, Vermeer: His Cartographic Sources, in: Art Bulletin 57 (1975), pp. 541-44; Günter Schilder, Willem Janszoon Blaeu’s Map of Europe (1606). A Recent Discovery in England, in: Imago Mundi, Vol. 28 (1976) pp. 9-20 (ill. fig. 7); Günter Schilder, Monumenta Cartographica IV, Alphen aan den Rijn 1993, 45.1 pp. 100-101, ill. p.101; Kees Zandvliet, Vermeer en de cartografie van zijn tijd, in: De wereld der geleerdheid rond Vermeer, Brussels 1996, p. 69; A. K. Jr. Wheelock, The Public and the Private in the Age of Vermeer, Osaka, 2000. p. 190.

No example of this first state printed on vellum is kept in any private collection or collections in museums in the Netherlands. There is a total of seven recorded complete examples of the Sea Chart of all the Seacoasts of Europe on vellum and three on paper of the first state.

Blaeu

JAN PORCELLIS – IMAGES OF VARIOUS DUTCH VESSELS

(Gent before 1584 – Zoeterwoude 1632)

Icones variarum navium hollandicarum quarum usus maximè in aquis interioribus regionis.Notatae à famosissimo Navium Pictore Iohanne Percelles.

(Images of various Dutch vessels)

With the address of B. Cleynhens, Haarlem excudit

A SERIES OF TWELVE ENGRAVINGS, A TITLE PAGE INCLUDED

Apart from Visschers title, the series includes eleven numbered plates,

Titlepage engraving:  Claes Janszoon Visscher

Plate 1-11 engraving: Robert de Baudous.

Literature: Hollstein’s, Dutch & Flemisch Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700 (1991), p.151, fourth state of four.

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CLAES JANSZ. VISSCHER AND PIETER JACOBSZ. BAST -A VIEW OF AMSTERDAM FROM THE NORTH BANK OF THE IJ

(Amsterdam 1586 – 1652) (Antwerp  ca. 1570 – 1605 Leiden)

 A View of Amsterdam from the north Bank of the IJ

Etching and engraving on four joined sheets of paper: 255 x 1120 mm

Monogrammed: lower left ‘CIV’ (in reverse) and ‘HA’ for Herman Allertsz Coster

Dated: 1611

Published: Amsterdam

Only 9 examples documented

Provenance: United States, private collection

LUDOLF BACKHUYSEN – D’Y stroom en Zeegezichten

(Emden 1630 – 1708 Amsterdam)

“D’Y stroom en Zeegezichten”/ getekent en geëtst door LUDOLF BAKHUIZEN/ Anno 1701 In Amsterdam

 Complete series consisting of:

Title page, etching by L. Backhuysen

Portrait of Backhuysen, Mezzotint by J. Gole

And 10 pages of etchings by L. Backhuysen

plus a hymn by J. van Broeckhuysen, on a separate plate

Literature: Hollstein’s, Dutch and Flemish Etchings Engravings and Woodcuts c. 1450-1700 Volume I, Menno Herzberger, Amsterdam Pl.56 to 58  W;B. DUT. 1-10;De Groot and R. Vorstman, Sailing ships Prints by the Dutch masters from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, Gary Schwartz, Maarssen Pl. 110 to 115; Gerlinde de Beer, Ludolf Backhuysen (1630-1708)- Sein Leben und Werk, Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle, Abb. 217 p. 169, Abb. 218 and 219 p. 170, Abb. 220, 221 and 222 p. 171, Abb. 223 and 224 p. 172, Abb. 225 p. 173, Abb. 227 and 228, p. 174.

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JOHANNES-DE-RAM-Chart-of-Amsterdam

JOHANNES DE RAM – AMSTELDAM

(Amsterdam 1648 – 1693)

Amsteldam 

Engraved chart mounted on 4 contemporary conjoined sheets: ca 77 x 91 cm

Amsterdam: Johannes de Ram 1691 -1693

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection

Literature: D’Ailly (1934) no. 223; D’Ailly (1953) no. 150; Koot (1977); Van Eeghen (1987b), p.74, Hameleers (1994); Bakker en Schmitz (2007), p. 278, no.67; in: Kaarten van Amsterdam 1538/1865, Bussum, exhib. cat. Stadsarchief Amsterdam, 2013, p. 184, no. 88. ill. pp. 182-183.

Examples: *SAA: Collection Splitgerber, 10001/595-10001-598; SAA: Collection Kok, 10095/121; Amsterdam, RPK: RP-AO-20-47-B; Uva, BC, OTM: HB-KZL 21-07-07.


GERARD VAN KEULEN/ GERARD VAN SCHAGEN – NOVA TOTIUS TERRARUM ORBIS TABULA

(Amsterdam 1678 / ca. 1642-after 1690)

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula c. 1682

Copper engraving, contemporary hand colouring, 492 x 550 mm.

Scale: c. 1:78.000.000

The cartouche reading ‘ex officina’ G. a Keulen. Amstelodami

Signed in margin lower right:  t’Amsterdam Gedruckt by G. van Schagen by de Nieuwe Haerlemmer Sluys’

Provenance: Netherlands, private collection of Paulus Swaen

A very rare world map of which only a few examples are known

JOHN PINE – ATLAS OF THE DEFEAT OF THE INVINCIBLE SPANISH ARMADA 1588

(1690–1756)

A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT ATLAS OF THE DEFEAT OF THE INVINCIBLE SPANISH ARMADA 1588

Including the set engravings by John Pine, London 1739 (The Armada tapestries). Juxtaposed to the charts (tables) of Robert Adams, 1538, from which HENDRICK C. VROOM designed the tapestries for the House of Lords. The charts and corresponding tapestries describe the ‘Battle of the Armada’ in 10 incidents.

The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: representing the several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets, in the ever memorable Year MDLXXXVIII (1588), with the portraits of the Lord High-Admiral and the other noble Commanders, taken from the Life.

Atlas folio

   Dated: 1739

Published in London by John Pine, June 24, 1739, According to Act of Parliament

First edition

Height: 522 millimetres (approx. page size)

Width: 368 millimetres (approx. page size)

Atlas Folio with letterpress text and engraved and etched illustration plates, the tapestry plates printed in black and green ink, some of the charts with hand-colouring.

Provenance: Italy, private collection

Literature: Berlin Catalogue 1677 (which does not mention the two maps of the River Thames and SouthWest England and which are often not included, but are in the present example); William Upcott, A bibliographical account of the principal works relating to English topography – Vol. 2, Chapter XIX pp. 872-873, Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor., (1818). H. Hammelmann, Book-illustrators in eighteenth-century England, ed. T.S.R. Boase (1975). M. Russel, Visions of the Sea: Hendrick C. Vroom and the Origins of Dutch Marine Painting pp.116- 140. T. Clayton, ‘The English Print 1688-1802’, New Haven and London 1997, p.87.

Siewert van der Meulen - series of etching

SIEWERT VAN DER MEULEN – NAVIGIORUM AEDIFICATIO

(active in Alkmaar 1700 – 1730 Alkmaar)

Navigiorum Aedificatio

A series of sixteen etchings, all signed by Van der Meulen

Etching: 17.2 x 20.5 cm; with the address of P. Schenk

Literature: A. v. Wurzbach, p. 155 Muller 1013;  Sailing ships… by I. de Groot and R.Vorstman, illustrated pp. 138 to 153.

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THOMAS BUSH HARDY – BLAKE AND TROMP IN THE STRAITS OF DOVER, MAY 1652

(Sheffield 1842 – 1897 London)

Blake and Tromp in the Straits of Dover, May 1652

Watercolour: 72 x 125 cm

Signed, titled and dated: T.B Hardy. 1873, Blake and Tromp in the straits of Dover. May 1652

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

Ship's Antiques

WILLIAM & THOMAS MARRIOTT BARDIN – TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, ca. 1819

William, active in London 1780 – 1798
Thomas Marriott, active in London 1790 – 1819

Terrestrial globe, ca. 1819

Diameter: 18.5 inches

Original chair with compass

Provenance: Switzerland, private collection

A rare George III earthglobe. Signed as W. & T.M. Bardin, the business name of father and son Bardin between 1790 and 1798, after which Thomas Marriott continued independently. However, the globe has been updated to 1819, the year Thomas Marriott died, and thus may be the last variant of the globe on which he collaborated.

The globe is dedicated to Joseph Banks ( 1743-1820 ), president of the Royal Society, who became famous for his research during the expedition to the South Pacific led by James Cook.

In cartouche: To the Rt. Honorable | SIR JOSEPH BANKS, Bart, K.B. | President of the Royal Society | This New British Terrestrial Globe. | Containing all the latest Discoveries and Communications, from the most | correct and authentic observations and surveys, to the year 1819. | by Capt. Cook and more recent Navigators. Engraved from | an accurate Drawing by Mr. Arrowsmith, Geographer. | Is respectfully dedicated | by His most obedient humble servants W. & T. M. Bardin.

 Literature: Elly Dekker, Globes at Greenwich, Oxford 1999, pp. 260-261.

GEORGE FREDERIC CRUCHLEY – TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, ca. 1853

(active in London 1823-1876)

Terrestrial Globe

Ca. 1853

Diameter: 53.34 cm

Height: 117 cm.

Later chair, with compass

In cartouche: CRUCHLEY’S | LATE CARY’S | NEW | TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, | From the most recent & best Authorities | EXHIBITING THE LATEST DISCOVERIES TOWARDS THE | NORTH POLE | And the new Settlements & Divisions of | AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND | CALIFORNIA, TEXAS &c. | LONDON | G.F. CHRUCHLEY, MAP-SELLER, GLOBE MAKER & PUBLISHER. | 81. FLEET STREET | Additions to 1853.

Provenance: United Kingdom, private collection

Literature: The Map Collector, November 1989

An 18TH CENTURY WALNUT TALL CASE CLOCK OF BATAVIA BY GERRIT KNIP

The clock has always been owned by the Buitendijk family, they traded on the East and a distant ancestor was killed in the Colonies during fighting on a beach with the population.

Finest 18th century Dutch burl walnut tall case clock by Gerrit knip. This burl walnut clock having a finely carved case with a magnificent painted scene. The sarcophagus top with blind fretwork and Corinthian bronze mounted columns. The shell case in very fine condition with all-over bronze mounts. The finely carved and polished case sitting on detailed ball and claw feet. The whole hours and half hour rings listed on an engraved bronze plaque.

Built by Gerrit Knip, is widely considered to be the most fashionable clockmaker and watchmaker in Amsterdam. The elaborate clockworks, circa 1760-1780. Includes a mechanically animated sun and moon design dial.

Provenance: The Buitendijk family by descent