Dutch Men-of-war off Enkhuizen

After the two van de Veldes left for England in 1672, Bakhuizen was the leading marine painter in Amsterdam. Here, he shows Dutch men-of-war - the nearer has the arms of Amsterdam on her stern - sailing in the Zuider Zee off the port of Enkhuizen. The city, seen from the south-east, is surrounded by its sea wall, and can be identified by the tall tower of the Zuiderkerk.

Key facts

Artist dates
1630/1 - 1708
Full title
Dutch Men-of-war and Small Vessels in a Fresh Breeze off Enkhuizen
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
100.5 x 136.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Richard Simmons Bequest, 1846
Inventory number
Location in Gallery