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An Action of the English Succession

BHC0329
Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Oil paintings
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Royal Navy
Depiction: French Navy
EventsNine Years' War: Battle of Bantry Bay, 1689

Object details:

Object ID BHC0329
Description The painting depicts English and French ships in action. The English ship has tentatively been identified as the 'St David', but there is some confusion as to whether the action depicted is Bantry Bay or another battle during the War of the English Succession. The identity of the artist is unclear: Adriaen van Diest and Willem van de Velde the Younger have been suggested.
Date made Late 17th century

Artist/Maker Diest, Adriaen van
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 940 x 1372 mm; Frame: ;tbc
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  • An Action of the English Succession (BHC0329)
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