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lower right on wooden plank, now illegible: W.V. Velde [J?]


Robert Napier [1791-1876], Glasgow, by 1865;[1] (his sale, Shandon Collection, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 13 April 1877, no. 469); J. M. Anderson.[2] (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 15 June 1901, no. 42); Wallis.[3] (V. G. Fischer Fine Art Co., Washington);[4] purchased by May 15, 1905 by William A. Clark [1839-1925], New York;[5] bequest April 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, as Marine; acquired 2016 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History

National Exhibition of Works of Art, Leeds, England, 1868, no. 607.
Possibly Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1906-1911, unnumbered checklist.

Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2018, unnumbered brochure.


Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. 8 vols. Translated by Edward G. Hawke. London, 1907-1927: 7(1923):129, no. 495.
Graves, Algernon. A Century of Loan Exhibitions, 1813-1912. 5 vols. London, 1913-1915: 4(1914):1496.
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 159, no. 135.
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of the W.A. Clark Collection. Washington, 1928: 54.
Breckenridge, James D. A handbook of Dutch and Flemish paintings in the William Andrews Clark collection. Washington, 1955: 51, repro.
Robinson, Michael Strang, Van de Velde: A Catalogue of the Paintings of the Elder and the Younger Willem van de Velde. 2 vols. Greenwich, 1990: 842-843, no. 18.
Bal, Mieke. "Sticky images: the foreshortening of time in an art of duration." Time and the Image. Edited by Carolyn Bailey Gill. Manchester and New York, 2000: 91, pl. 13.
Gil, Carolyn Bailey, ed. Time and the Image. Manchester and New York, 2000: 91.

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