An English Vessel and Dutch Ships Becalmed

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.

Key facts

Artist dates
1633 - 1707
Full title
An English Vessel and Dutch Ships Becalmed
Date made
about 1660
Medium and support
Oil on oak
22.7 x 27.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
Location in Gallery