A Storm, 15 August 1767
After Willem Van der Hagen? (fl. 1722 - after 1745)
RA Collection: Art
Some sources (e.g. Goodwin) assume this print is after a work by the better-known Joris Van der Hagen (1615-1669). However Willem Van der Hagen, who worked in Britain between 1722 and 1745, specialised in coastal subjects and the style of this piece suggests an 18th-century hand. This impression represents a state unrecorded by Goodwin, being intermediate between the first state 'before any inscription, uncleared edge' (British Museum) and his second state 'With engraved lettering [reading] "Vanderhagen Pinxit. J. Boydell excudit 1767. J. Watson fecit. A Storm, after a Picture of Vanderhagen in the Possession of Mr. Cotes. Publishd according to Act of Parliament by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London." (see Gordon Goodwin, Thomas Watson, James Watson, Elizabeth Judkins. London: A.H. Bullen, 1904, p.197, no.174).
45.8 cm x 53.5 cm
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