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January 23, 2015 04:00 PMCalender

Cornelis Pietersz de Mooy (Dutch, 1630-1693) Vessels in a Quiet Harbor

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2779BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 23, 2015 4:00PM


Cornelis Pietersz de Mooy (Dutch, 1630-1693)

Vessels in a Quiet Harbor
Signed "C.P. Mooy" l.r., identified on a hand-written label on the reverse, stencils
to the back of the panel.
Oil en grisaille on panel, 11 x 13 1/2 in. (27.8 x 34.2 cm),framed.
Condition: Broad retouch to sky plus additional scattered retouch, craquelure.

Provenance: Descended within a Massachusetts family.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Large areas of retouch to the sky, the major spot measuring 6 3/4 x 3 inches and located above the vessels just left of center. The retouch to the sky presents as a different texture and paint quality to the naked eye. Hairline crack to panel surface noticeable at the upper right side, 3 inches down from the top. The crack probably extends all the way across the panel, but much of it is filled by retouch. The visible part of the crack is just under four inches across. There is scattered fine retouch to the ships.

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