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A View of an Estuary, with Dutch Vessels at a Jetty and a Dutch Man-of-War at Anchor

Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

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Two Dutch men-of-war are lying at peace, but with their function abundantly clear: the gun ports are open and their canon protruding. Presumably this is for maintenance or as part of a drill; at anchor in a quiet estuary there would be no other reason to have guns at the ready.

The National Gallery, London

London


Date

about 1645-50

Medium

Oil on oak

Measurements

H 88.5 x W 122 cm

Accession number

NG4455

Acquisition method

Lord Revelstoke Bequest, 1929

Work type

Painting


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