Die Gouden Leeuw vor Amsterdam, Willem van de Velde the Younger
Willem van de Velde the Younger
Die Gouden Leeuw vor Amsterdam
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Willem van de Velde d. J.: De Gouden Leeuw op het IJ voor Amsterdam, 1686, Öl auf Leinwand, 179,5 x 316 cm. Inv. Nr. SA 7421, Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam

Willem van de Velde the Younger

Die Gouden Leeuw vor Amsterdam, ca. 1686

209 x 401 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
910 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Basic Information

Die Gouden Leeuw vor Amsterdam
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert unten links (mit der Feder in Schwarz): W.V.V.
Captions Added Later
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
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Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References



  • 25H23(+1) sea (seascape) (+ landscape with figures, staffage)
  • 46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat
  • 46C232 rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
  • 46C271 crew ~ ship
  • 44A3 flag, colours (as symbol of the state, etc.)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Johann Friedrich Städel, 1816.


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