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A Dutch Flagship Brought to in a Fresh Breeze

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A Dutch flagship coming to anchor flying the flag of a rear-admiral and a green and white jack of Rotterdam. To the left is a two-decker coming to the wind close to the shore before anchoring. The anchor is clearly visible and about to be dropped. The ship has four guns showing on the lower deck, while the ports further forward are closed. She flies a flag at the mizzen mast and a pendant at the fore which signifies a rear-admiral of either the second or van squadron.

National Maritime Museum


  • Date

    probably late 18th C

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    90 x 138.43 cm

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