The Dutch fleet on its way to the Sound, trying to beat around the Skaw by Willem van de Velde the Elder

The Dutch fleet on its way to the Sound, trying to beat around the Skaw

Willem van de Velde the Elder

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The Dutch fleet on its way to the Sound, trying to beat around the Skaw

Willem van de Velde the Elder

The sun is depicted coming from the left and it is probable that the drawing was made in the evening. Ships of the Dutch fleet are shown cross-tacking in their vain effort to round the Skaw, a cape on the north coast of Jutland. Van Wassenaer in the 'Eendracht' is shown in the centre middle distance, his vice-admiral Verhaef in the 'Rotterdam' to the left with the 'Dordrecht', and the flute 'Judith' on the extreme left. In the right centre foreground is a stern view of a ship, probably the 'Stavoren', having a view of a town on her tafferel (cut inscription 'st
Willem van de Velde, the Elder

Original size: 298 mm x 1171 mm

  • Image ref: PT2583
  • National Maritime Museum

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