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Willem van de Velde: 'A Dutch Ship and Other Small Vessels in a Strong Breeze'

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In the foreground is a 'kaag', a Dutch vessel with a straight raking stem and clinker-built. The ship on the right, a man-of-war, bears the arms of the Province of Holland (the lion rampant) on her stern and a Dutch flag at the main.

This picture was painted by Willem van de Velde for the van de Velde studio in Amsterdam. It shows the influence of Simon de Vlieger (about 1601 - 1653).

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