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Willem van de Velde: 'Three Ships in a Gale'

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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).

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