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A Dutch ship lying becalmed off a rocky coast: PD.949-1963

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A Dutch ship lying becalmed off a rocky coast


Zeeman, Reinier (Draughtsman)


History note: With Messrs Colnaghi, bt. Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a), December 1930

Measurements and weight

Height: 165 mm
Width: 270 mm

Relative size of this object

27 m16.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Sir Bruce

School or Style


Materials used in production

Indian ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Brush and Indian ink, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Zeeman
  • Location: On the flag, on the left
  • Signature
  • Text: Zeeman
  • Location: On the back of the old mount
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.949-1963
Primary reference Number: 5721
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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