FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Wilhelm Van De VELDE the Younger
Origin: "Cent Chefs d'Oeuvre", Paris, 1883
Engraved by: Felix Augustin Milius
Medium: Original Etching
Limited Edition of 600
Sheet Size: 12.5" X 17.5"
Willem van de Velde was baptised on 18 December 1633 in Leiden, Holland, Dutch Republic. A son of
Willem van de Velde the Elder, also a painter of sea-pieces, Willem van de Velde, the younger, was
instructed by his father, and afterwards by Simon de Vlieger, a marine painter of repute at the time,
and had achieved great celebrity by his art before he came to London. By 1673 he had moved to
England, where he was engaged by Charles II, at a salary of £100, to aid his father in "taking and
making draughts of sea-fights", his part of the work being to reproduce in color the drawings of the
elder van de Velde. He was also patronized by the Duke of York and by various members of the
nobility. He died on 6 April 1707 in London, England, and was buried at St. James's Church.