Artist Simon de Vlieger, Dutch, 1601-1653
Title
  • A Calm Sea
Date 1642
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 21 1/4 × 29 1/8 inches (54 × 74 cm)
Framed: 25 7/8 × 33 5/8 × 2 3/4 inches (65.7 × 85.4 × 7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.50
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower right: S. de Vlieger | 1642
February 9-11, 1889, (Christie's, London, United Kingdom) lot 20 [as A Calm on the Banks of the Meuse, signed and dated 1642];
February 1889, Deacon [bought at Christie's sale for 54-12-00].
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue of the Scripps Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1889, no. 41.

Scripps, James E. Handbook of the Paintings Ancient and Modern Belonging to the Detroit Museum of Art. Detroit, 1895, p. 23.

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Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture, and Contemporary Arts and Crafts, Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1920, p. 63, no. 59.

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, no. 243 (ill.).

Valentine, W.R. "Jan van de Cappelle." Art Quarterly 4 (1941): pp. 272-296 (fig. 6).

Five Centuries of Marine Painting. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1942, p. 12, no. 24.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 141, no. 243.

The Artist and the Sea. Exh. cat., Miami Art Center. Miami, 1969, no, 38.

Kelch, J. "Studien zu Simon de Vlieger als Marinemaler." Diss., Frei Universität. Berlin, 1971, p. 161, no. 65.

Sutton, P.C. Dutch Art in America. Grand Rapids, 1986, p. 86 (fig. 122).

Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 240-241.