Three Ships in a Gale

In the left foreground is a man-of-war, presumably at sea anchor. Beyond her, is a much damaged ship with a tattered Dutch flag. A third ship is seen in the right distance. This picture was painted in London (spelt Londe

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in the inscription) in 1673 and the ship may be from Flushing (Vlissingen).

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1633 - 1707
Full title
Three Ships in a Gale
Date made
1673
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
74.5 x 94.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
NG981
Location in Gallery