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    • Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904)
      Nov. 15, 2023

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904)

      Est: €1,200 - €1,800

      A girl by the offering block, signed 'Bisschop' (lower left), oil on panel, 31x26 cm,

      Venduehuis der Notarissen
    • 1896 OOC Copy of Rembrandt at Theatrum Anatomicum
      Jul. 30, 2023

      1896 OOC Copy of Rembrandt at Theatrum Anatomicum

      Est: $400 - $600

      Signed Effie Doan and dated 1896 lower right. Copy of " Rembrandt knocking on the door of the Theatrum Anatomicum Collegium Chirurgium, 1619, Amsterdam," by Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828–1904). Oil on canvas. Unframed. 36" x 25.5" In-house shipping available. Pickup is Monday, July 31st from 11am to 4pm in Carroll, Ohio 43112 or we will provide in-house shipping for this item. We will collect 6.75% for Ohio residents, or whatever your state/local sales tax rate is for all out-of-state buyers unless you are tax exempt. Once packed up we will send you an invoice for shipping & handling. Shipping questions: [email protected]

      Burns Auction & Appraisal, LLC.
    • CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP
      Jul. 04, 2023

      CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP

      Est: €500 - €750

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Still life with pewter dish with peaches, pumpkin, pewter dish with pewter cup, pear and rummer, canvas 49x90 cm, outer size is 71x113 cm

      Derksen Veilingbedrijf
    • Bisschop, Christoffel
      May. 13, 2023

      Bisschop, Christoffel

      Est: -

      Bisschop, Christoffel 1828 Leeuwarden - 1904 Haag In Andacht. Signiert. Öl/Holz, 30 x 26 cm.

      Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Apr. 13, 2023

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904) Hindeloopen Girls in an Interior oil on panel signed C. Bisschop (lower left) 30 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches. This lot is located in Chicago. Property from Linden House, Indianapolis, Indiana Provenance: Bonhams, Knightsbridge, 16 November 1995, Lot 219 Guarisco Galleries, Washington, DC (label verso)

      Hindman
    • CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Netherlands, 1828-1904). "Portrait of a seated woman". Oil on board. It presents repainting and slight damage to the edges. It has a gold frame with flaws in the carving and gold. Signed in the lower right corner.
      Aug. 31, 2022

      CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Netherlands, 1828-1904). "Portrait of a seated woman". Oil on board. It presents repainting and slight damage to the edges. It has a gold frame with flaws in the carving and gold. Signed in the lower right corner.

      Est: €1,000 - €1,200

      CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Netherlands, 1828-1904). "Portrait of a Seated Woman. Oil on panel. It has repainting and slight damage to the edges. It has a gilt frame with faults in the carving and gilding. Signed in the lower right corner. Measurements: 30,5 x 22 cm; 53 x 47 cm (frame). Christofell Bisschop was a Dutch painter and lithographer, known mainly for his genre scenes and figures. His father was a prominent merchant. He had several teachers: in Leeuwarden he studied with the designer Hendik Schaaff (1805-1850), in Amsterdam with the painter Jacobus Schoemaker Doyer and in Delft with the lithographer Willem Hendrik Schmidt (1809-1849). From 1848 to 1852 he studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where his instructor was Huib van Hove. From there he went to Paris, where he took lessons from Charles Gleyre. In 1855, he established a studio in The Hague and exhibited widely in the Netherlands as well as in France and England. He also took part in the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. Many of his interior scenes were painted in the town of Hindeloopen, which is known for the preservation of traditional dress. He was appointed Ridder in the Order of the Crown of Oak in 1863. Six years later, in Kensington, he married Catharina Swift, who had been his pupil during his visits to England, and they settled in Scheveningen in a villa called "Friesland". She later became a well-known painter under the name of Kate Bisschop-Swift. She was a member of the Pulchri Studio and the Hollandsche Teekenmaatschappij,

      Setdart Auction House
    • CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Netherlands, 1828-1904). "Portrait of a seated woman". Oil on board. It presents repainting and slight damage to the edges. It has a gold frame with flaws in the carving and gold.
      Aug. 31, 2022

      CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Netherlands, 1828-1904). "Portrait of a seated woman". Oil on board. It presents repainting and slight damage to the edges. It has a gold frame with flaws in the carving and gold.

      Est: €1,000 - €1,200

      CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Netherlands, 1828-1904). "Portrait of a Seated Woman. Oil on panel. It has repainting and slight damage to the edges. It has a gilt frame with faults in the carving and gilding. Signed in the lower right corner. Measurements: 22,5 x 17 cm; 47 x 42 cm (frame). Christofell Bisschop was a Dutch painter and lithographer, known mainly for his genre scenes and figures. His father was a prominent merchant. He had several teachers: in Leeuwarden he studied with the designer Hendik Schaaff (1805-1850), in Amsterdam with the painter Jacobus Schoemaker Doyer and in Delft with the lithographer Willem Hendrik Schmidt (1809-1849). From 1848 to 1852 he studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where his instructor was Huib van Hove. From there he went to Paris, where he took lessons from Charles Gleyre. In 1855, he established a studio in The Hague and exhibited widely in the Netherlands as well as in France and England. He also took part in the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. Many of his interior scenes were painted in the town of Hindeloopen, which is known for the preservation of traditional dress. He was appointed Ridder in the Order of the Crown of Oak in 1863. Six years later, in Kensington, he married Catharina Swift, who had been his pupil during his visits to England, and they settled in Scheveningen in a villa called "Friesland". She later became a well-known painter under the name of Kate Bisschop-Swift. She was a member of the Pulchri Studio and the Hollandsche Teekenmaatschappij,

      Setdart Auction House
    • Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Hindelopen - "De Ledige Wi
      May. 17, 2022

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Hindelopen - "De Ledige Wi

      Est: €800 - €1,200

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Hindelopen - "De Ledige Wieg" (The empty cradle), signed (lower right), gouache and watercolor on paper. 61 x 47 cm.

      Medusa Auctioneers
    • Christoffel BISSCHOP (1828-1904) (attrib.)
      May. 14, 2022

      Christoffel BISSCHOP (1828-1904) (attrib.)

      Est: €500 - €1,000

      Christoffel BISSCHOP (1828-1904) (attrib.) Oil on panel Domestic scene. Olie op paneel Huiselijk tafereel.

      Maison Jules Veilinghuis
    • Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Figuren in een Hindelooper atelier, dame komt kijken naar een
      Apr. 26, 2022

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Figuren in een Hindelooper atelier, dame komt kijken naar een

      Est: €500 - €700

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Figuren in een Hindelooper atelier, dame komt kijken naar een kinderstoel, gesigneerd r.o., olieverf op papier, 16 x 26,5 cm

      Veilinghuis Van Spengen
    • Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Moeder en dochter in interieur met Hi
      Mar. 01, 2022

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Moeder en dochter in interieur met Hi

      Est: €4,000 - €6,000

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Moeder en dochter in interieur met Hindelooper wieg,  gesigneerd. r.o., olieverf op paneel, 55 x 70 cm

      Veilinghuis Van Spengen
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904) Helping Grandmother Watercolor and penci
      Mar. 12, 2020

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904) Helping Grandmother Watercolor and penci

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904) Helping Grandmother Watercolor and pencil on board 30 x 20-1/4 inches (76.2 x 51.4 cm) Signed lower left: C Bisschop HID01801242017

      Heritage Auctions
    • Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) La Visite, huile sur toile, 128
      Apr. 30, 2019

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) La Visite, huile sur toile, 128

      Est: CHF2,000 - CHF3,000

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) La Visite, huile sur toile, 128x140 cm. Exposé à l'Internationale Kunstaustellung, München, königliche Glaspalaste, 1888, n° 643

      Geneve Encheres
    • Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Dutch. Study of a Lady at her Writing Table, with a Reflection in the Mirror, Oil on Canvas, Signed, 29.5" x 21.75".
      Oct. 31, 2018

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Dutch. Study of a Lady at her Writing Table, with a Reflection in the Mirror, Oil on Canvas, Signed, 29.5" x 21.75".

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) Dutch. Study of a Lady at her Writing Table, with a Reflection in the Mirror, Oil on Canvas, Signed, 29.5" x 21.75".

      John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
    • Christoffel Bisschop
      Oct. 29, 2018

      Christoffel Bisschop

      Est: €1,500 - €2,200

      Christoffel Bisschop, 1828-1904, Farmhouse interior with people, oil on parqueted panel, 67 x 53 cm.

      Van Zadelhoff Veilingen en Taxaties
    • A beautiful oil on panel by Christoffel Bisschop
      Sep. 24, 2018

      A beautiful oil on panel by Christoffel Bisschop

      Est: $3,000 - $7,000

      A beautiful oil on panel "grandma with children" by Dutch artist Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904), 30.2"x20"

      International Auction Gallery
    • Attributed to Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904), Dutch, REMBRANDT ON HIS WAY TO THE ANATOMICAL LESSON OF DR. TULP, Oil on panel; bears signature lower right, 8 x 6 in — 20.3 x 15.2 cm
      Sep. 20, 2018

      Attributed to Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904), Dutch, REMBRANDT ON HIS WAY TO THE ANATOMICAL LESSON OF DR. TULP, Oil on panel; bears signature lower right, 8 x 6 in — 20.3 x 15.2 cm

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (1828-1904), DUTCHREMBRANDT ON HIS WAY TO THE ANATOMICAL LESSON OF DR. TULPOil on panel; bears signature lower right8 x 6 in — 20.3 x 15.2 cmNote:Bisschop executed a larger version of this scene on canvas measuring 34” x 50” with a young attendant at the left and a ledge shelf with skull and brass charger at the right, as well as smaller studies on panelEstimate: $3,000—4,000

      Waddington's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) 'Het muizenvalletje'
      Jun. 09, 2016

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) 'Het muizenvalletje'

      Est: €700 - €900

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904), 'Het muizenvalletje', gesigneerd verso, paneel, afm. 30 x 25,5 cm.

      Zeeuws Veilinghuis
    • Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) 'Voor de spiegel'
      Jun. 09, 2016

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) 'Voor de spiegel'

      Est: €1,200 - €1,600

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904), 'Voor de spiegel', gesigneerd l.o., aquarel, afm. 30,5 x 23 cm. Herkomst: Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam.

      Zeeuws Veilinghuis
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Leeuwarden 1828-1904 Scheveningen)
      Jun. 23, 2015

      Christoffel Bisschop (Leeuwarden 1828-1904 Scheveningen)

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      Christoffel Bisschop (Leeuwarden 1828-1904 Scheveningen) Before the mirror signed 'C Bisschop' (lower left) oil on panel 36 x 26.5 cm.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Dec. 06, 2014

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: $1,800 - $2,500

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904), "Interior Scene; Veiled Woman with a Prayer Book", oil on beveled wood panel, signed lower left, 19-7/8" x 15". Presented in an exceptional antique gesso and carved giltwood frame.

      New Orleans Auction Galleries
    • Christoffel Bisschop Dutch, 1828-1904 Portrait of a Girl
      Mar. 11, 2014

      Christoffel Bisschop Dutch, 1828-1904 Portrait of a Girl

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Christoffel Bisschop Dutch, 1828-1904 Portrait of a Girl Signed C. Bisschop (ll) Oil on canvas 32 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches C The Estate of Baron Pierre DeMenasce

      Doyle New York
    • Christoffel Bisschop Dutch, 1828-1904 Seated Woman with Veil
      Oct. 09, 2013

      Christoffel Bisschop Dutch, 1828-1904 Seated Woman with Veil

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      Christoffel Bisschop Dutch, 1828-1904 Seated Woman with Veil Signed C. Bisschop (ll) Oil on panel 19 3/4 x 15 1/8 inches C 

      Doyle New York
    • Christoffel Bisschop Dutch, 1828-1904 Seated Woman with Veil
      Jun. 05, 2013

      Christoffel Bisschop Dutch, 1828-1904 Seated Woman with Veil

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Christoffel Bisschop Dutch, 1828-1904 Seated Woman with Veil Signed C. Bisschop (ll) Oil on panel 19 3/4 x 15 1/8 inches C 

      Doyle New York
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Leeuwarden 1828 - Scheveningen 1904)
      May. 27, 2013

      Christoffel Bisschop (Leeuwarden 1828 - Scheveningen 1904)

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      Daydreams - Unclearly signed l.l. - Oil on panel, 51.3 x 39 cm

      AAG Auctioneers
    • Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg (1852-1924) - Dutch Canal Scene - oil on canvas
      Mar. 07, 2013

      Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg (1852-1924) - Dutch Canal Scene - oil on canvas

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg (Dutch, 1852-1924) Dutch Canal Scene signed lower right "Klinkenberg" oil on canvas h:48 w: 68 cm Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg was a pupil of Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904) and Louis Meijer. He became a member of the Pulchri studio and went on to win many prizes. A street bears his name in the area of 19th and 20th Century Dutch painters in Overtoomse Veld-Noord, Amsterdam. Klinkenberg specialized in historical townviews, often bathing them in sunlight or reflected in the water of a canal or harbour. His contemporaries admired him for the effects he made with sunlight on brick, sandstone and roofs. Many Dutch towns were painted by him and the topographical recognizability and the impressionistic way of his painting gave him an honourable place in the rich tradition of architectural pictorial art. Klijkenberg's work is in the Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam.

      Cheffins
    • ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Dutch, 1828-1904). YOUNG GIRL IN A VEIL HOLDING A BOOK, signed lower right. Oil on panel.
      Dec. 08, 2012

      ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Dutch, 1828-1904). YOUNG GIRL IN A VEIL HOLDING A BOOK, signed lower right. Oil on panel.

      Est: $300 - $400

      ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Dutch, 1828-1904). YOUNG GIRL IN A VEIL HOLDING A BOOK, signed lower right. Oil on panel - Framed, 10 3/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.

      Sloans & Kenyon
    • ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Dutch, 1828-1904). YOUNG GIRL IN A VEIL HOLDING A BOOK, signed lower right. Oil on panel.
      May. 05, 2012

      ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Dutch, 1828-1904). YOUNG GIRL IN A VEIL HOLDING A BOOK, signed lower right. Oil on panel.

      Est: $600 - $800

      ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Dutch, 1828-1904). YOUNG GIRL IN A VEIL HOLDING A BOOK, signed lower right. Oil on panel - Framed, 10 3/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.

      Sloans & Kenyon
    • CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP
      Oct. 28, 2010

      CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP DUTCH 1828 - 1904 PORTRAIT OF SIR JOHN SAVILE- LUMLEY, LATER 1ST BARON SAVILE signed lower left: Bislchop / 1894 oil on canvas, unlined 156 by 127 cm.; 61 1/2 by 50 in.

      Sotheby's
    • ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Dutch, 1828-1904). YOUNG GIRL IN A VEIL HOLDING A BOOK, signed lower right. Oil on panel.
      Feb. 14, 2010

      ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Dutch, 1828-1904). YOUNG GIRL IN A VEIL HOLDING A BOOK, signed lower right. Oil on panel.

      Est: $700 - $900

      ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (Dutch, 1828-1904). YOUNG GIRL IN A VEIL HOLDING A BOOK, signed lower right. Oil on panel - Framed, 10 3/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.

      Sloans & Kenyon
    • Delft Faience Plaque Naar C Bisschop c1880
      Aug. 23, 2009

      Delft Faience Plaque Naar C Bisschop c1880

      Est: $3,500 - $4,500

      DELFT FAIENCE PLAQUE - Colloquial Portrait of Woman Offering Tobacco to man leaning in at window, on a Baroque form plaque, signed lower center 'naar C. Bisschop' (after Christoffel Bisschop, Dutch, 1828-1904), with Delft marks, 80 FFP & 1Ao, impression on back from Thooft & Labouchere (ca 1880), 92A, Gilman Collamore & Co, NYC label, 21 1/2" x 15", fine condition.

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (DUTCH 1828-1904) MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS' LAST FAREWELL 29cm x 21cm (11.5in x 8in)
      Apr. 15, 2009

      CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (DUTCH 1828-1904) MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS' LAST FAREWELL 29cm x 21cm (11.5in x 8in)

      Est: £250 - £400

      CHRISTOFFEL BISSCHOP (DUTCH 1828-1904) MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS' LAST FAREWELL Signed and dated '55, watercolour 29cm x 21cm (11.5in x 8in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Nov. 18, 2008

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904) The red dress signed 'C Bisschop' (lower right) oil on panel 26 x 20 cm.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop , Dutch 1828-1904 Rembrandt on his way to the anatomical lesson of Dr. Tulp oil on canvas
      Oct. 15, 2008

      Christoffel Bisschop , Dutch 1828-1904 Rembrandt on his way to the anatomical lesson of Dr. Tulp oil on canvas

      Est: €7,000 - €8,000

      signed l.r. oil on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • Hindeloopen: the newborn's cradle
      Apr. 25, 2007

      Hindeloopen: the newborn's cradle

      Est: €5,000 - €7,000

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904) Hindeloopen: the newborn's cradle signed and dated 'C.Bisschop.70.' (upper right) oil on canvas 92.5 x 118 cm.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Oct. 24, 2006

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      The letter signed and dated 'C Bisschop 52' (lower right) oil on panel 55 x 43 cm.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Oct. 25, 2005

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      A moment of piety, Hindelopen signed 'CBisschop' (upper left), and indistinctly inscribed '... te Hindelopen' (lower right) oil on canvas 103 x 60 cm.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Jan. 25, 2005

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: €1,200 - €1,600

      Reading signed 'CBischop' (lower right) oil on panel 27 x 21 cm.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Jan. 25, 2005

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: €700 - €900

      Rembrandt arriving for the Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp signed 'C.Bischop' (lower left) oil on panel 12 x 8 cm.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Oct. 26, 2004

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: €1,800 - €2,200

      A meditative moment signed with initials (lower left) oil on panel 22 x 17.5 cm.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Apr. 29, 2003

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: $5,635 - $7,889

      Daydreaming indistinctly signed 'CBisschop' (lower left) oil on panel 51.5 x 39 cm. PROVENANCE Anon. Sale, Christie's, Amsterdam, 19 November 1985, lot 179, where acquired by the present owner.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)
      Apr. 24, 2002

      Christoffel Bisschop (Dutch, 1828-1904)

      Est: $2,250 - $3,150

      Weemoed signed 'Bisschop' (lower left) oil on panel 35 x 24.5 cm. PROVENANCE Anon. Sale, C.F. Roos, Amsterdam, 15 October 1910, lot 23, ill. ENGRAVED Eigen Haard, Premieplaat. EXHIBITION The Hague, Pulchri Studio, Haagse School in Pulchri (Koninklijke Academie 300 jaar), 1982, no. 10.

      Christie's
    • Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904)
      Sep. 25, 2001

      Christoffel Bisschop (1828-1904)

      Est: $7,300 - $10,220

      Barentsz and Heemskerck signed 'C Bisschop' (lower left) oil on canvas 261/2 x 32in. (67.2 x 81.2cm.) Willem Barentsz, the great 16th century Dutch Arctic explorer, and Jacob van Heemskerck, the explorer and maritime hero, are depicted with charts and a map of Novaya Zemlya inscribed with the date '4 July 1594'. Barentsz, searching for a north-east passage to open up an alternative trade route to Cathay, sailed in the Mercury of Amsterdam in 1594, tracing the then unknown west coast of northern Novaya Zemlya to its most northerly point, naming a group of islands after his prince, William of Orange, on 31 July 1594. His crews fear of the pack ice in the Kara Sea halted his progress east and he returned home. Jacob van Heemskerck commanded a further voyage in 1596, with Barentsz as navigating officer, and with a second ship commanded by Jan Cornelisz Rijp, the fleet headed north and discovered Spitzbergen. Heemskerck became beset in the ice, abandoned ship and overwintered on Novaya Zemlya before embarking on a 1500 mile boat journey (on which Barentsz perished) to Kola. Relics of Heemskerck and Barentsz's winter quarters of 1596-7 were discovered in 1871 and included a note written by the two explorers explaining the circumstances of their plight. The relics were exhibited in Amsterdam and the Hague in the 1870s, once again bringing their exploits to the fore and presumably inspiring the present picture.

      Christie's
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