Willem van de Velde I (1611-1693)*

Two merchantmen

black chalk, watermark fragmentary arms of Amsterdam and letters HGG 
151 x 192 mm. 

R. Witt. Anon. sale, Christie’s, London, 4 July 1972, lot 143 (as Willem van de Velde II). 
With Houthakker; Amsterdam, December 1972, no. 54, where acquired by the father of the present owners. 
Collector’s mark ‘B.’ 

Traditionally attributed to Willem van de Velde II, this could also be by his father. 

* attributed to the named artist – Art Consult nor the consigner makes any specific or implied representations or warranties whatsoever regarding attribution to (a) specific artist(s), dating or subject of the object(s) described and / or offered above.