The 'Brederode' off Hellevoetsluis

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Two Dutch warships are shown off Hellevoetsluis, together with other shipping. On the left is a vice-admiral's flagship, in port and stern view, flying the Dutch flag. It bears the arms of the City of Amsterdam on the stern. A ship's boat is shown in port-broadside view rowing several passengers, sitting in the stern, towards the ship. Another ship with sails hoisted can be seen in starboard-bow view, behind the first. The principal ship on the right is probably the 'Brederode', shown in port and stern view. Built in 1645, she was Maarten Tromp's flagship, in which he was killed at the Battle of Scheveningen in 1653. Here she flies the Dutch flag at the main and foremasts. Other shipping can be seen in the distance. The port of Hellevoetsluis – a major Dutch naval station – is on the right, including a windmill and walled defences.

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The 'Brederode' off Hellevoetsluis


oil on oak panel


H 76.2 x W 106.7 cm

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