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Pinks on the shore

Fine art

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Collection Fine art, van de Velde drawings
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID PAH4105
Description On the right, an abaft-the-beam, nearly port-quarter view of a pink with her mainsail set, aground close inshore. Men are bringing nets ashore and taking out a grapnel anchor. On the left is another pink in bow view with her mainsail set, with a promontory beyond. Planks and a beach roller lie in the left foreground. This is an unsigned pen and brown ink drawing, by the Elder, with a grey wash over the slight pencil. One of five pen and ink drawings of shore scenes (PAF6745, PAG6173, PAF6746, PAG6174) presumably made by the Elder in preparation for pen-paintings (grisailles), but not identified with certainty. At an earlier date they would have been identified as by Simon de Vlieger, but are cruder than drawings convincingly signed by him (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 4633, 4634).
Date made 1655?

Artist/Maker Velde, Willem van de
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials pen & ink, brown & wash, grey
Measurements Sheet: 310 x 495 mm; Mount: 503 mm x 682 mm
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