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A three-masted trading ship, possibly a fluyt, is shown in the centre running before the wind though a stormy sea. Only two of its sails are spread, the mainsail flapping loose in the wind and the foresail drawing with the yard half lowered. The topsails and lateen mizzen are furled. Figures can be seen attending to the rigging on the deck, while a small, square-rigged, single-masted boat with a figure in it follows astern.
oil on panel
H 26.7 x W 35.6 cm