Portrait of the 'Gouda'
|Description||A careful and accurate portrait of the ‘Gouda’, Amsterdam, 50 guns. She was first mentioned in 1656 and wrecked in 1683; she was also called ‘Stad Gouda’. She is viewed from the starboard quarter. On the tafferel is a view of the town of Gouda with the river Ijssel in the foreground. On the rail above are the arms of Amsterdam (three saltires on a pale) with dolphins on either side. Two shields are on the counter: a lion rampant on the port side, and crossed anchors for the Admiralty of Amsterdam on the starboard side. The drawing is based on an offset, but not in reverse. In the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, there is a careful drawing of the ship viewed from the port quarter and in reverse; it is inscribed ‘de stadt –ouda’.|
|Date made||circa 1664|
|Artist/Maker||Velde, Willem van de
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Materials||graphite; grey wash|
|Measurements||Sheet: 329 x 414 mm; Mount: 478 mm x 640 mm|
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