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Water, between 1660 and 1670

  • Jan van Kessel the Elder, Flemish, 1626-1679

Oil on copper

  • 14 7/8 × 18 1/4 × 2 3/8 inches (37.8 × 46.4 × 6 cm) Unframed: 10 × 13 1/2 inches (25.4 × 34.3 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.15

Signed, at lower left: I.V. KESSEL F.

Collection Corbett-Winder (Vaynor Park, Berriew, Wales)

April 6, 1889, auction (Christie's, London, England) lot 74

1889-1909, James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Scripps, J.E. Catalogue of a Private Collection of Old Masters. Detroit, 1889, p. 56, no. 65. "The Scripps Old Masters," The Collector 2, no. 13 (May 1, 1891): pp. 149-152, p. 150 [as by Jan van Kessel, "A Small Lake"]. Scripps, J.E. Catalogue of a Private Collection of Scripps. Detroit, 1900, p. 14, no. 3. Scripps, J.E. Cataloguew of a Private Collection of Ancient and Modern Paintings formed by James E. Scripps. Detroit, 1900, 2nd ed., p. 14, no. 38. "Mrs. Harriet Scripps Presents Fifteen Old Masters." Bulletin of the DIA 3, 4 (1909): p. 47. Detroit Museum of Art, Handbook of Paintings by the Old Masters. Detroit, 1910, p. 50, no. 76. Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture, and Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Detroit, 1920, p.52, no. 45. Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 74, no. 602. Le Siècle de Rubens dans les Collections Publiques Françaises. Exh. cat., Grand Palais. Paris, 1977, p. 120, no. 81. Held, J.S. Flemish and German Paintings of the 17th Century, the Collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1982, pp. 67-68 (ill.). Copper as Canvas. Exh. cat., Phoenix Art Museum. Phoenix, 1998, p. 21 (fig. 1.5).

Jan van Kessel the Elder, Water, between 1660 and 1670, oil on copper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.15.