Portrait of the 'Zon'
Portrait of the 'Zon', 48 guns. She was built in 1640 and last mentioned in 1666.
She is viewed from the port quarter. On the tafferel, there is a large sixteen-pointed sun in splendour. On the rail above are the Arms of Amsterdam, supported by two lions. There are two shields on the counter, starboard side a lion rampant and port side, crossed anchors, representing the Admiralty of Amsterdam.
It is an offset, not rubbed on the back, rapidly worked up with pencil and wash. An offset in the Victoria and Albert Museum (4710) seems to be from a similar but finished original of a later date. It has been very approximately dated by style; another drawing on the same paper (PAH3883) may be dated as late as 1672.
Willem van de Velde, the Elder
Original size: 390 mm x 490 mm
- Image reference: PY3829
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
More by this artist
Search for similar images
Product images of Portrait of the 'Zon'
We use a 240gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
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.
Delivery & returns
We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.
Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.
Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.
We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.