A painting showing a dramatic encounter between Dutch shipping and Barbary pirates. The ship to the right of centre is a Dutch merchantman surrounded on two sides by pirate ships. The smoke indicates the ferocity of the battle as the Dutch ships fight to avoid being captured. The wreckage of another pirate ship floats in the foreground on the left. This battle is taking place off a coast amidst a considerable amount of other shipping, probably also involved in trading.
Hendrik van Minderhout
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