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September 11, 2015 04:00 PMCalender

Attributed to Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger (Dutch, 1601-1653) Vessels in Rough Seas off the Dutch Coast

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2841BLocation: BostonDate / Time: September 11, 2015 4:00PM


Attributed to Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger (Dutch, 1601-1653)

Vessels in Rough Seas off the Dutch Coast
Unsigned, marked with an unknown emblem and dated "1628" on the floating barrel
Oil on panel, 19 1/4 x 29 1/8 in. (48.8 x 74.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Retouch, fine craquelure, scattered minor paint losses, surface grime.

Provenance: Art dealer J. Denijs, Amsterdam (1942),art dealer Harry Katz, The Hague (1961),art dealer J.R. Bier, Haarlem, as Simon de Vlieger (1962),Private Collection, Switzerland (1968),Kunsthandel Mr. H. Schlichte Bergen, Amsterdam, as Simon de Vlieger (1970),through to the current owner.

Exhibitions: Tentoonstelling van hollandse 17e eeuwse meesters J.R. Bier, Haarlem, 1962 , no. 27, ill. as Simon de Vlieger; Kunsthandelaar en verzamelaar, Kunsthändler und Sammler Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam, March 27-May 31, 1970, no. 63, ill. p. 117 as Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger.

N.B. The painting at hand has been attributed over the years to Simon de Vlieger or Jan Porcellis. Digital images were reviewed by the RKD, but they were unable to firmly attribute the work to a specific artist. At the current time the RKD describes the painting in their archives as Circle of Jan Porcellis.
Estimate $70,000-90,000

Panel is beveled on three sides but not along the bottom edge. Inscribed "Vre. 2" in red ink on a label affixed to the reverse.

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Harry Katz, Simon Jacobsz de Vlieger, H. Schlichte Bergen, J.R. Bier, Amsterdam