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Dutch Men-of-War Joining the Fleet

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A fleet of Dutch ships is shown in a line. In the foreground the 'St Lago de Victoria' is shown running down under topsails and half-clewed fore course towards the large squadron stretching away in two lines abreast on the port tack. Her name is inscribed on the transom beam 'S/IA/GO/DE/VIC/TO/RIA', while the picture is signed and dated 'G.Vonk/Aº 1714' on the floating spar, lower right. Despite the signature, little is known about this artist who probably worked in Holland during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

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oil & grisaille on panel


H 66 x W 97.8 cm

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