Provenance:

Unidentified sale London, Sotheby's 1959 (according to Robinson the picture was not found in the sale of 28 October 1959, see Liturature) (as Willem Van de Velde the Younger)

 

With Colnaghi & Co. Ltd. London, from whom bought by Sir Robert Abdy (died November 1976), on 8 January 1960, as Willem Van de Velde the Younger (according to a label on the reverse; see also Literature).

 

Sotheby's Amsterdam Auction 9 May 2006 Lot 66 (as Follower of "before it was cleaned and restored") to present owner.

 

Literature:

M.S. Robinsom, The painting of the Willem van de Veldes, Greenwich 1990, vol. 2 p. 1118, cat no 771/5)