Search for over 100 million sold objects in our Price Bank

A calm: fishermen at work on a sandbank with a wijdschip approaching a harbour nearby, other shipping beyond, at dawn
Sold

About the object

Simon Jacobsz. de Vlieger (1601-1653)\nA calm: fishermen at work on a sandbank with a wijdschip approaching a harbour nearby, other shipping beyond, at dawn\nsigned S DE VLIEGER lower left\noil on panel\n37 x 59.1 cm
NL
NL
NL

notes

The present lot is notable for it's subtle use of colouring, the soft light breaking through the clouds and the masterly free brushwork of the sky. It is to be compared with the Man-of-War in a Calm in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, inv. n0BHC0780 (Lof der Zeevaart, exh. cat., Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen Rotterdam, 1996, p.188/9, fig.34). Simon de Vlieger is the most important marine painter of the first half of the 17th century. As pointed out by Jan Kelch, op. cit., p.188, his style reflects both the idiom of Hendrick Vroom and the tonal atmosphere of Jan Porcellis. The present unpublished picture is characteristic for the years 1642/3.

title

A calm: fishermen at work on a sandbank with a wijdschip approaching a harbour nearby, other shipping beyond, at dawn

medium

Oil on panel

notice

Professor J. Kelch, in a letter dated 16 October 1998, suggested a date of circa 1648/50 for this picture.

signed

Signed S DE VLIEGER lower left

creator

Simon Jacobsz. de Vlieger

dimensions

37 x 59.1 cm


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


Advert
Advert

Sold objects

Zao, Wou-Ki
Sold

Zao, Wou-Ki

Realised Price
50,016,358 GBP

Female Head
Sold

Female Head

Realised Price
18,425,128 GBP

Kandinsky, Wassily
Sold

Kandinsky, Wassily

Realised Price
18,975,065 GBP

Kandinsky, Wassily
Sold

Kandinsky, Wassily

Realised Price
17,914,257 GBP

Les Arceaux de roses, Giverny
Sold

Les Arceaux de roses, Giverny

Realised Price
14,604,592 GBP

Rothko, Mark
Sold

Rothko, Mark

Realised Price
13,689,819 GBP

Sold

Richter, Gerhard

Realised Price
12,024,738 GBP

Sold

Meidner, Ludwig

Realised Price
11,019,002 GBP

Sold

Richter, Gerhard

Realised Price
9,781,393 GBP

Sold

Cézanne, Paul

Realised Price
8,720,584 GBP

Sold

Diebenkorn, Richard

Realised Price
7,952,241 GBP

Sold

Cabra

Realised Price
8,237,032 GBP