Description & Technical information

It has been suggested that this seascape may depict a view off the coast at Katwijk aan Zee, on the North Sea, with the Katwijk lighthouse – built in 1605 and the second oldest surviving lighthouse in Holland - visible in the left background. A similar wash drawing of shipping in a strong wind by Petrus Schotel was formerly in the Hans van Leeuwen collection.

Medium: Pen and brown ink and grey wash, with framing lines in black ink.
Signature: Signed P. J. Schotel at the lower right.
Further inscribed P. J. Schotel on the former backing sheet.

Dimensions: 267 x 370 cm (105¹/₈ x 145⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Johannes Andreas Jolles, Amsterdam(?).
His sale, Amsterdam, 27 November 1848, lot 256 (‘Een onstuimige Zee; natuurlijk voorgesteld, met vaartuigen gestoffeerd en met dito geteekend’).
Marinus van Regteren Altena, Amsterdam.
By descent to Iohan Quirijn van Regteren Altena, Amsterdam (with his posthumous sale stamp [Lugt 4617] stamped on the verso).
Thence by descent.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints