Portrait of the 'Oranje'?
Drawing on reverse. A starboard-quarter portrait of the 'Oranje'?, an East Indiaman of about 70 guns. The 'Oranje', built 1665, was an East Indiaman that was burnt that year at the battle of Lowestoft. This is probably a drawing of a ship that replaced her, but not record of such a ship has been traced. On the tafferel is the arms of Zeeland on a crowned shield surmounting crossed anchors, supported by two lions. At the top of the tafferel is the date '1666'. On the rail above is a coat of arms supported by dolphins. Inscribed in brown ink 'oranije van seeland'; and on the back in pencil 'genaemt oranije gemackt tot flesinge
Willem van de Velde the Younger
Original size: 306 mm x 382 mm
- Image reference: PY1792
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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