Artist Jan van Kessel the Elder
Flemish, 1626-1679
Title
  • Water
Date between 1660 and 1670
Medium oil on copper
Dimensions Framed: 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)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.15
Department European Painting
On View Decorative Arts S350, Level 3 (see map)
Signed 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.

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).