"Novum Amsterodamum" (New Amsterdam, New Netherlands)
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Inscribed inside image within banner in black ink: NOVUM AMSTERODAMUM [partially relettered]; along lower left border inside image: Faer t [Paer t; Vaer t; In’t?] Schip Lydia [Leyden?] door LaurEns Hermans Zn. Block. Ao. 1650 [damaged and relettered]; old paper label now attached to reverse of frame inscribed in a similar hand in brown ink: In t Schip Lydia bc LaurEns Hermans Zn [superscript
with two lines below] Block / An 1650
Watercolor and brown and black ink over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on four other layered sheets
Overall: 5 13/16 x 19 1/16 in. (14.8 x 48.4 cm)
Unidentified Dealer, The Hague, 1879; Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 1880
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