Product images of Kraak and other craft becalmed
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Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Kraak and other craft becalmed
Pieter Blaauw, or Blauw, was born on the Dutch sea coast at Hoorn on 2 November 1744 and became a sailor in the Dutch Navy. This calling and the fact that he was skilled in carving decorative details for ships gave him great assurance in the depiction of a variety of Dutch craft. He was self-taught as an artist and his work derives from his great predecessor Ludolf Backhuysen (1631-1708). His date of death (at Medemblik) is sometimes given as 2 December 1808, but the actual year may be 1812.
Pieter Aartsz Blauw
Original size: 359 mm x 515 mm
- Image reference: PY4307
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London