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Willem van de Velde: 'An English Vessel and Dutch Ships Becalmed'

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An English two-masted armed ketch flying a white flag with Saint George's cross is in the right foreground. A small vessel, probably a 'weyschuit' (a small Dutch open boat with a straight raking stern, usually rigged with a sprit) is approaching her. There is a small Dutch ship, probably an Indiaman, at anchor in the left middle distance with a 'smalship' (a small sprit-rigged Dutch transport vessel) nearby.

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