Ludolf Backhuysen

Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast



Ludolf Backhuysen - Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast



Ludolf Backhuysen
Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast
1667
114.3 x 167.3 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated, lower center on rock: LBackh / 1667
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund


Literature

Collection catalogues
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century, Washington; New York and Oxford, 1995, pp. 14-18

Literature
Esmée Quodbach (ed.), Holland's Golden Age in America, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2014, fig. 73



Provenance

Arthur George, 3rd earl of Onslow (1777-1870), Richmond, and Clandon Park, near Guilford, Surrey
his heirs
his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 22 July 1893, nr. 24
with J.W. Vokins
Siméon del Monte, Brussels, by 1928
sold by his heirs at sale, Sotheby's, London, 24 June 1959, nr. 22 to Colnaghi
with P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London
sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 19 April 1985, nr. 111, purchased by NGA


Other works by Ludolf Backhuysen


Ludolf Backhuysen A Danzig galleon offshore making ready to sail with figures on the beach loading a longboat as other vessels come into the anchorage
A Danzig galleon offshore making ready to sail with figures on the beach loading a longboat as other vessels come into the anchorage
1656

Ludolf Backhuysen View of Emden from the island Nesserland
View of Emden from the island Nesserland
1698

Ludolf Backhuysen Ships before Amsterdam
Ships before Amsterdam
1665

Ludolf Backhuysen Paul's Shipwreck
Paul's Shipwreck
c. 1690/1700

Ludolf Backhuysen The Dutch fleet with the Delfland, flagship of Michiel Adriaensz. de Ruyter, off the coast of Texel, 1665
The Dutch fleet with the Delfland, flagship of Michiel Adriaensz. de Ruyter, off the coast of Texel, 1665
1671