The man-of-war on the left flies the Dutch colours and has the arms of Amsterdam on her stern. Another man-of-war in the right middle-distance carries the flag of the States-General and a plain red ensign. Other small vessels are visible and fly Dutch colours.

The view is probably imaginary, but the galleys show that a Mediterranean scene is intended.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1630/1 - 1708
Full title
Dutch Men-of-war entering a Mediterranean Port
Date made
1681
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
118.5 x 163 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Miss Sarah Solly Bequest, 1879
Inventory number
NG1050
Location in Gallery