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titleDutch Shipping At open Water
maker Attributed to / circle of Vitringa
dateAppr. 1770-80
size31,5 x 47,5 cm.
techniqueWash Drawing in shades of grey and black.
conditionApart for some slight irregularities in the paper,not affecting the image, 2 small rust stains,and a mild, unobstrusive, expertly re-touched spot at the foreground [in the water] a superb Maritime drawing by a master, with well executed, finely detailed ships. With large watermark: "J.Honig & Zoonen"
signatureNot signed
descriptionAt centre, a British ship, proudly showing the "Red Ensign" seen from behind, approached by a so called "States Yacht" comnig from the left-hand side ,[3/4 rear view]and at the right-hand side a fierce "Dutch East India Man", full sail, speeding to the left, at a rather calm, open sea, most propably before the coast of the Zeeland province. [ VOC seat of Middelburg]embellished with smaller craft, in front, and in the distance.
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price 7.500
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