Portrait of the 'Catharina'
The drawing was probably used in connection with a grisaille or with a painting of the action at Bergen, 2[OS]/ 12 August 1665.
A rough drawing of the 'Catharina', ?East Indiaman at Bergen 1665, viewed from the starboard quarter. On the tafferel is a full-length female figure, with part of a wheel shown at her feet to the right of the tafferel. On the rail above is a dolphin on either side of undetermined arms.
A very faint offset rubbed on the back from an original in the Boymans Museum, Rotterdam (296-1270). It is approximately dated by the watermark.
Willem van de Velde the Elder
Original size: 293 mm x 424 mm
- Image reference: PY1783
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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