The Dutch fleet off the coast of Holland November 1664 by Willem van de Velde the Elder

The Dutch fleet off the coast of Holland November 1664

Willem van de Velde the Elder

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The Dutch fleet off the coast of Holland November 1664

The Dutch fleet off the coast of Holland, November 1664. On the threat of war with England, the Dutch assembled a large fleet under L.-Admiral J. van Wassenaer (Obdam) to protect the merchant ships bound for Guinea. It lay weatherbound near Goeree all the autumn and dispersed 21 November [OS]/1 December 1664. Van de Velde was present with this fleet. In the middle distance on the right is a view of the 'Eendracht' (Van Wassenaer) at anchor, firing a salute, with boats alongside. Further away, under her stern, and overshadowed by her is the 'Oosterwijk' (Cornelis Tromp) which is shown a second, time lightly sketched, in the background sailing towards the 'Eendracht'. The inclusion of the 'Oosterwiijk' twice in the same drawing is explained by he inscription 'tromp soo hij Inde vloot ko
Willem van de Velde, the Elder

Original size: 320 mm x 1409 mm

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