Sailing ships on calm waters

Delfshaven c.1657-1720
‘Penschilderij’, pen and black ink on panel 16,5 x 24,2 cm. ( 6,5 x 9,5 in.)
Signed with initials, center left
Private Collection California

Adriaen (Abraham, Adam ) van Salm was a Dutch draftsman and painter. He produced primarily marine art. These were done in pen with India ink applied to a cloth or pre-processed panel. He was the father and teacher of Roelof van Salm, who wielded the same technique as well as his father and especially scenes of ships and naval battles. In 1706,Adriaen was listed as a draughtsman and member of the Guild of Saint Luke in Delft.