Adriaen van de Velde

(1636 - Amsterdam - 1672)

View from the Dunes out to Sea

Oil on panel, 11 x 15 ins. (27.9 x 38.1 cm)


Sold to a private collector in the USA

Johan van Nispen (1700-1776); his sale, The Hague, 12 September 1768, lot 116 (165 florins)
(Probably) Pieter van den Santheuvel, Dordrecht, and by inheritance to his widow,
Maria Adriana Gevaerts
Van den Santheuvel sale, Dordrecht, 23 July 1810, lot 58, as a 'superlative little painting [...] The masts, figures and staffage are incomparably well drawn and superbly painted' (200 florins to the following)
With Nicolas François Beeckmans, Antwerp, from whom acquired for 800 florins before 15 September 1812 by the following
Lucretia Johanna van Winter (1785-1845), Amsterdam, whose collection was merged into the Six van Hillegom-van Winter collection upon her marriage in 1822 to Hendrik Six van Hillegom (1790-1847), and by descent to their sons
Jan Pieter Six van Hillegom (1824-1899) and Pieter Hendrik Six van Vromade (1827- 1905), and by descent
Frederik Muller & Cie., Amsterdam, 16 October 1928, lot 47, where described as signed (62,000 florins to Jan van Wisselingh on behalf of the following)
Anton Jurgens (1867-1945), London and Nijmegen
Acquired shortly afterwards by Charles Peto Bennett (1856-1940) (m. Kristine Elisabeth ‘Kiss’ Gudde), and by descent to his son
Alfred Edwin Peto Bennett (1905-1996)
And by descent to the previous owners, England, until 2021.


Correspondentie over, en nota's van gekochte schilderijen door L.J. van Winter in dejaren I809 tot 29 october 1821, letter from N.F. Beeckmans to L.J. van Winter of 15 September 1812 confirming the dispatch of two paintings Lucretia had bought in Antwerp, unpublished manuscript, Six Archive Amsterdam.
J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters, London, 1834, V, p. 211, no. 125, ‘It is impossible to commend too highly this delightful product of the pencil. The approaching tide, the white breakers, the breezy freshness of the atmosphere, and the local truth of the site, are admirably depicted’.
E. Michel, ‘Les Van de Velde’, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, XXXVIII, 1888, p. 276.
F.C. Willis, Die Niederlandische Marinemalerai, Leipzig, 1911, p. XXII, illustrated.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, London, 1912, IV, pp. 562-3, no. 353, ‘An astonishingly fresh picture, obviously painted from nature’.
K. Zoege von Manteuffel, Die Kunstlerfamilie van de Velde, Bielefeld and Leipzig, 1927, p. 70.
M.J. Schretlen, 'Willem en Adriaen van de Velde', Maandblad voor Beeldende Kunsten, II, I934, p. 35.
W. Martin, De Hollandsche schilderkunst in de zeventiende eeuw, Amsterdam, 1936, II, p. 338.
W. Stechow, Dutch Landscape Painting of the Seventeenth Century, London, 1966, pp. 108-109, fig. 215.
R. Priem, ‘The “Most Excellent Collection” of Lucretia Johanna van Winter: The Years 1809-22, with a Catalogue of the Works Purchased’ and ‘Catalogue of Old Master Paintings Acquired by Lucretia Johanna van Winter, 1809-22’, Simiolus: kunsthistorisch tijdschrift, XXV, nos. 2/3, 1997, p. 158; and Appendix II, p. 212, no. 40, illustrated.
B. Cornelis, Adriaen van de Velde : Dutch Master of Landscape, exhibition catalogue, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2016, p. 46, fig. 54, as 'Adriaen van de Velde (and Willem van de Velde the Younger?)’.


Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Schilderijen en familieportretten van de heeren Jhr. P.H. Six van Vromade, Jhr. Dr. J. Six en Jhr. W. Six, 1900, no. 149.
London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of Dutch art, I450-1900, 4 January-9 March 1929, no. 274.