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Studio of Willem van de Velde: 'Small Dutch Vessels in a Breeze'

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On the left is a 'kaag' (a Dutch vessel with a straight raking stem and clincker-built) with a Dutch vane. On the right is a small sprit-rigged vessel, probably a 'weyschuit'. A ship in the background flies the flag of vice-admiral of a fleet, and a plain red ensign.

This seascape is probably a studio work painted after an original of the late 1650s by Willem van de Velde the Younger.

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