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DELFT TILE PICTURE OF ROTTERDAM WATERFRONT
An elaborate and finely executed series of 20 hand painted 6 inch square blue and white Delft tiles in a mahogany frame depicting the waterfront of the city of Rotterdam, with boats along the river Nieuwe Maas. Inscribed "Presented to the Union Marine Insurance Company, Limited Firm by the M. Van Merle, Its Rotterdam Agency Jubilee Celebration Held in Liverpool on the 14th July 1913 to Commemorate the completion of the company's Fiftieth Year., 1863-1913." The celebration was held in Liverpool on July 14, 1913. Signed by the artist lower right. Signed lower left with the original Delft Tile foundry mark.
H. 24 1/2" W. 30 1/4" (sight) H. 31 1/4" W. 37 3/4" (framed)