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The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes

£175.00

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Willem van de Velde the Elder and his son Willem van de Velde the Younger were the most accomplished and successful of all marine artists. They worked as a team first in Holland and from 1672 onwards in England, where they were commissioned by Charles II to paint sea battles. Van de Velde the Elder was a consummate draughtsman who sailed with the fleet and made on-the-spot drawings of naval actions and royal embarkations. His son used these drawings as raw material for his paintings. Although much in demand for pictures of warships and sea battles, Van de Velde the Younger was equally adept at calms. His tranquil estuary scenes were greatly admired by Turner and Constable, and were the inspiration for generations of marine artists in England.

These books are a catalogue raisonné of the paintings and grisailles of these celebrated artists. It is the life's work of the author, M. S. Robinson, whose profound knowledge of 17th-century ships and seamanship, meticulous research into the provenance of each painting, and analysis of the studio works and copies have produced a monumental work of scholarship.

Two volume set contained in a slipcase. Both books have slight wear to covers. Minor wear to slipcase. Pages are clean and bright in both books.

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Author(s):
Robinson, M. S.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856673897
ISBN-13:
9780856673894
Number of pages:
1153
Publisher:
The National Maritime Museum
Title:
The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes

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Willem van de Velde the Elder and his son Willem van de Velde the Younger were the most accomplished and successful of all marine artists. They worked as a team first in Holland and from 1672 onwards in England, where they were commissioned by Charles II to paint sea battles. Van de Velde the Elder was a consummate draughtsman who sailed with the fleet and made on-the-spot drawings of naval actions and royal embarkations. His son used these drawings as raw material for his paintings. Although much in demand for pictures of warships and sea battles, Van de Velde the Younger was equally adept at calms. His tranquil estuary scenes were greatly admired by Turner and Constable, and were the inspiration for generations of marine artists in England.

These books are a catalogue raisonné of the paintings and grisailles of these celebrated artists. It is the life's work of the author, M. S. Robinson, whose profound knowledge of 17th-century ships and seamanship, meticulous research into the provenance of each painting, and analysis of the studio works and copies have produced a monumental work of scholarship.

Two volume set contained in a slipcase. Both books have slight wear to covers. Minor wear to slipcase. Pages are clean and bright in both books.

Author(s):
Robinson, M. S.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856673897
ISBN-13:
9780856673894
Number of pages:
1153
Publisher:
The National Maritime Museum
Title:
The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes

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