Wigerus Vitringa, copy after
SEASCAPE WITH SAILING SHIPS
Oil on canvas (relined). 49.5 x 74.3 cm.
LB 1695 (on the sailing boat in the centre).
This marine painting was for a long time considered to be a late work by Ludolf Backhuyzen. It is actually a replica of a composition by Wigerus Vitringa, a pupil of Backhuyzen´s from Friesland.
We thank Dr. Gerlinde de Beer for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
S. J. Gudlaugsson, RKD, The Hague, 15. January 1960 (as late work by Ludolf Backhuyzens). - Prof. Paul Hübner, Freiburg, 23. January 1960 (as Ludolf Backhuyzen).
Privat property, North Rhine-Westphalia.
Cf. exhibtion catalogue Leeuwarden 2008: Wigerus Vitringa. De zeeschilder van Friesland. Leeuwarden 2008.