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Willem van de Velde: 'Dutch Vessels Inshore and Men Bathing'
Clouds on the right are banked over a fleet of men-of-war in the distance. One is firing a salute and one, shown from the side, has the flag and pennant of a commander-in-chief. In the foreground, a man with a basket walks from the right; behind him a group of men play in the shallows.

The figures are probably by the artist himself, though they resemble those of his brother, Adriaen van de Velde, who was employed in Amsterdam to paint figures in works by other artists.

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