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A States Yacht in a Fresh Breeze Running Towards a Group of Dutch Ships

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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This may record the assembling of some of the Dutch fleet off the Texel in 1672, the year that the artist and his father came to England to work. Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter put to sea in late April or early May and Cornelis de Witt, the Ruwaard of Putten, joined de Ruyter's ship as the States-General's representative of the with the fleet. To the left is a fishing pink with a six people on board and her square mainsail lowered.

National Maritime Museum

London

  • Date

    1673

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    80 x 111.5 cm

  • Accession number

    BHC0903

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