Description & Technical information

In Etching, by E. Salmon

Date:  1655
Period:  17th century
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed and dated lower right: W.V.V.1655

Dimensions: 54 x 67.6 cm (21¹/₄ x 26⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Robert de Saint Victor, Paris 1822.
John Smith, London.
Michael Zachary, London.
Frederick Perkins, London by 1835.
By descent to George Perkins, Chipstead, Kent 1863.
His Deseased sale, Christie’s London, 7 June 1918, lot 127.
Colnaghi.
Knoedler, London 1918.
Colnaghi, London 1925.
Leonard Gow, March 1925.
P. & D. Colnaghi, London 1936.
Sir Bruce Ingram, O.B.E. , M.C., London, and Great Pednor Manor, Chesham, Bucks 1936.
London, Sotheby’s 11 March 1964, lot 38.
Dr. H. Wetzlar, Amsterdam.
Wetzlar sale, 1977, lot 20, when bought back.
Private Collection Switzerland


Literature: J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné…,vol. VI, London 1835, p. 350, no. 110.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné…,vol. VIII, Esselingen 1923, no. 293.
Voorkeuren, p. 66 reproduced, p. 67.
M. Robinson, Willem van de Velde, London 1990, vol. I, pp. 308-10, no. 157, reproduced p. 309.


Exhibitions: London, The British Institution, 1824, no. 79.
London, The British Institution, 1853, no. 57 (lent by Frederik Perkins)
London, The British Institution, 1863, no. 7 (lent by George Perkins)
London, Colnaghi’s, Masterpieces of Marine Art from the collection of Captain Bruce S. Ingram, 1938, no. 10.
Possibly Eastbourne, Towner Art Gallery & Museum, August 1946 (lent by Sir Bruce Ingram)
London, The Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition. Dutch Pictures, 1952-53, no. 555.
Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Zee-, Rivier- en Oevergezichten, 1964, no. 82.
Laren 1966, no. 55.
Tokyo, Museumof Occidental Art, The Century of Rembrandt, 1968, no. 47 (and in 1969 in Kyoto)
Amsterdam, Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Nederland Waterland, Jubileum Exhibition, 1972, no. 90.


Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints