Portrait of the 'Happy Return' by Willem van de Velde the Elder

Portrait of the 'Happy Return'

Willem van de Velde the Elder

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Portrait of the 'Happy Return'

A portrait, viewed from slightly before the starboard beam, of the English fourth-rate ship 'Happy Return', which was built in 1654 as the 'Winsby', 54 guns, renamed in 1660, and captured by the French in 1691. It is freely and accurately drawn, without the assistance of an offset, showing wreathed ports on the upper deck and quarterdeck and a few figures slightly indicated. It is inscribed top left 'd hapritorn vertumert' and 'vertumert 1678' ('the 'Happy Return' rebuilt' and 'rebuilt 1678'), and signed on left in graphite and on right in ink 'W. V. V. J.'.
Willem van de Velde, the Elder

Original size: 330 mm x 818 mm

  • Image reference: PZ7576

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