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Dutch men-of-war in harbour

BHC2254
Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Oil paintings, Maritime Art Greenwich
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID BHC2254
Description Two Dutch men-of-war are the principal subjects of this painting of a harbour entrance. The ship in the foreground, to the right of the picture, lies at anchor in stern and port-side view, with small craft delivering supplies. The insignia of the ship, a figure mounted on horseback, is visible carved on the stern. There is an emphasis on the calm of the harbour and activity associated with it. A small boat in the foreground, to the left, is full of people and a man in the prow holds a boathook, indicating that it is preparing to go alongside the man-of-war. The artist has placed his signature on the stern of the ship, 'I Browne Fc'.
Date made circa 1650-55

Artist/Maker Browne, J.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Image: 1044 mm x 894 mm x 35 mm;Painting: 915 x 760 mm
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