MASTERPIECE LONDON 2014 – John Mitchell Fine Paintings

John Mitchell Fine Paintings

 Willem the Elder, 'penschilderij', April 2014

 Willem van de Velde the Elder (1611-1693)
An English two-decker lying-to at sea in a moderate breeze, with boats pulling towards her
oil, pen and ink, and wash en grisaille, canvas, 22 x 25 in. (56.2 x 63.5 cm.)
signed and indistinctly dated 169(?)


From the quality of this very rare and re-discovered penschilderij (‘pen painting’) you can see why works by this seventeenth-century Dutch artist are eagerly sought after. It is not surprising that it was named Painting of the Year at the Fair.

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