Portrait of the 'Gelderland'
Mounted graphite and wash drawing entitled "Portrait of the Gelderland? North Quarter Built 1654 64 Guns". Portfolio
The 'Gelderland', 64-guns, built in 1654, viewed from before the port beam. She is shown drying her sails with the courses, topsails, and topgallants loosed. On the tafferel there is a coat of arms between two dolphins.
There is an inscription which has been cut off 'â”œÂ½Ã”Ã»Ãª_lderlant'.
This is an unsigned offset by the Elder, worked up with pencil and wash. The hull has been rubbed on the back and the sails have been added boldly in pencil. It has been dated by the watermark.
The identity of the ship depicted is not certain as there were several ships with the same name. In the Boymans Museum, Rotterdam there is a drawing of the 'Gelderland' of the Admiralty of Amsterdam which shows the arms of Gelderland on her stern (MB1866 T275), although here the ship is said to have 40-41-guns.
Willem van de Velde, the Elder
Original size: 647 mm x 540 mm
- Image reference: PT2433
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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