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Two Kaags at Sea Before a Fresh Breeze

Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID BHC0904
Description A scene showing fishing boats before a fresh breeze. Two kaags or fishing boats can be seen sailing the same course, the nearest one is in shadow and the furthest away in a shaft of bright sunlight. A buoy or barrel is floating in the right foreground and beyond it in the distance is a fishing boat with two men, probably attending to their nets. In the right background a ship is shown at anchor, flying a flag at the main. There are other vessels in the far distance on the right and left and land is just visible in the far right distance. The painting is signed ‘W.V.V.’ in round letters on the buoy.
Date made Mid 17th century - Early 18th century

Artist/Maker Velde, Willem van de
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Palmer Collection. Acquired with the assistance of H.M. Treasury, the Caird Fund, the Art Fund, the Pilgrim Trust and the Society for Nautical Research Macpherson Fund.
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 500 mm x 550 mm x 80 mm;Painting: 305 mm x 355 mm
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