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Dutch Vessels in a Strong Breeze

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A number of vessels are shown moving briskly through the waves in a strong breeze. The boat on the left is probably a kaag, designed for use on inland waterways, with the leeboard visible. It flies the Dutch flag and one group of figures sits in the stern and another in the bow, including a figure dressed in red. Kaags were often used as ferries in the Zuider Zee, conveying cargo and people to and from seagoing ships.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

c.1618

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 15.2 x W 29.2 cm

Accession number

BHC0722

Work type

Painting


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