Product images of English ships at sea beating to windward in a gale
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English ships at sea beating to windward in a gale
One of several versions of this scene, the original picture was probably painted as a commission for one of the flag officers who were allowed to fly the Union flag when in command of a detached squadron normally outside home waters. For this reason it has been suggested that the painting may show the squadron under Sir John Narborough which went out to the Mediterranean in 1677.
Willem van de Velde, the Younger
- Image reference: BHC0899
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London