A Seascape with a Passing Storm

Oil on canvas
Signed au verso on the original canvas: 'w.v.velde f'
13 x 24 7/16 inches, 35.5 x 62 cm
Essay: 

Apparently this painting was unknown to Robinson when compiling his Catalogue raisonné on the works of the van de Veldes. Dr Jan Kelch has endorsed the attribution and dates it from the late 1650s to early 1660s.

Provenance: 

Mrs. Barnard, Care Castle, Yorkshire;
With H.M. Clark, London;
Acquired from the above circa 1920-25 by Wilhelm Caspar Escher, Zürich;
Thence by descent in Private Collection, Switzerland

Literature: 

R.E.O. Ekkart, in the exhibition catalogue, 'Verborgen. Nederlandse en Vlamse schilderijn uit de 16de en 17de eeuw uit de collective W.C. Escher', Utrecht, Centraal Museum, 2002, pp. 17, 20, reproduced fig. 6.