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Two Dutch yachts and several ships at anchor
Around 1700, van de Velde the Younger made a number of instructional drawings dealing with the subject of perspective. These were possibly for his own reference or perhaps intended to help his studio assistants. In this drawing the horizon line has been ruled in and marked at five points with vertical lines each numbered 20. Translated from Dutch into English the inscription at the top reads: 'The horizon or vanishing point from which I measure. In the following, I shall take examples at 10 feet and five feet, take the distance from the base line to have room enough, as numbered here'.
Willem Van de Velde, the Younger
Original size: 232 mm x 365 mm
- Image reference: PW7025
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London