The vessel on the left with the Dutch flag may be a 'smalschip' (a small sprit-rigged transport vessel). The church in the right background resembles St Lawrence's, Rotterdam.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1626 - 1679
Full title
Vessels in Light Airs on a River near a Town
Date made
probably 1645-55
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
37.5 x 48.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
NG964
Location in Gallery