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Ships in the Roads  1658

by Willem van de Velde the Younger

Willem van de Velde II often painted seascapes with a low horizon, calm weather and big cumuli that stand out against a blue sky. The slack sails provide an atmospheric interplay of light and shade. In the centre is a richly decorated yacht flying the Dutch flag. It is surrounded by cargo ships at anchor and a few rowing boats bringing passengers to and from the shore. [br...
66.2 cm (26.1 in). Width: 77.5 cm (30.5 in)
Oil on Canvas
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