Arnoldus van ANTHONISSEN (Amsterdam 1631-1703 Zierekzee) - Vessels at anchor in calm weather
Monogrammed AA lower left
Oil on panel, transposed on walnut panel, 28 x 38 cm.
- From a former Baden collection until June 2013;
- Private collection Germany until March 2020
Son of marine painter Hendrick van Anthonissen and Judith Flessiers. They had posted their banns in Amsterdam in November 1630 (Jager 2016); grandson of Aert Anthonisz (Briels 1997). Due to a misinterpretation of the signature, Aert Anthonisz is mistakenly called Aert (van) Antum. Saur in 1992 refers under Antum (wrongly) to the whole family. His grandfathers were both marine painters: Aert Anthonisz and Balthasar Flessiers, as was his uncle Willem Flessiers. Her aunt, Janneke Flessiers, was married to marine painter Jan Porcellis (Jager 2016). Anthonissen was first married on September 28, 1662 to Catharina Herpers van Renen (née Leiden 1637) in Leiden (Jager 2016), then second to Machelina van Ijsselstein in Zierikzee in 1681.
Our painting is related to the following pictures:
- Arnoldus van Anthonissen (Amsterdam 1631-1703 Zierikzee), Marine in calm weather with fishermen in the foreground (fig. 1), monogrammed AA lower right, oil on panel, 23 x 30 cm, Christie's Amsterdam 11 December 1987 (lot 17)
- Arnoldus van Anthonissen (Amsterdam 1631-1703 Zierikzee), Ships in calm weather (fig. 2), monogrammed AA, oil on oak panel, 64.8 x 95.2 cm, Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland
- Arnoldus van Anthonissen (Amsterdam 1631-1703 Zierikzee), Marine in calm weather with fishermen (fig. 3), monogrammed AA and dated 1652, oil on oak panel, 45 x 63 cm, Dorotheum Vienna April 21, 2010, lot 130