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


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

Key facts

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