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Dutch ships coming to anchor near the shore

Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Oil paintings
Gallery locationQH (Floor plans)

Object details:

Object ID BHC0865
Description Before arriving in England, van de Velde the Elder was known throughout Europe for his pen-painting, a rough translation of the Dutch term penschilderij. Combining the scale and subjects of oil painting with the skill of a miniature painter, pen-painting was especially suited to maritime subjects, where detail and accuracy were very important.
Date made 1654

Artist/Maker Velde, Willem van de
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials grisaille on panel
Measurements Painting: 890 mm x 1145 mm; Frame: 1110 mm x 1440 mm x 115 mm
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