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Action between Dutch and English ships
The increasing conflict of trade interests between England and the Netherlands in the first half of the 17th century came to a head in 1651, when Cromwell's Navigation Act restricted English trade to English ships and thereby struck at the Dutch position as 'the carriers of Europe'. A Dutch diplomatic mission to resolve problems failed and the first of three rapidly ensuing Anglo-Dutch sea wars broke out in 1652 (-1654). This painting is thought to relate to an action during either the Second or Third Dutch Wars, 1665-1667 and 1672-1674.
- Image reference: BHC2231
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London