Shipping Scenes by Willem van de Velde II (1633-1707)

 
A sailing ship in calm waters

A Calm

Sailing boat struggling against the wind in choppy seas
A Breeze

 

                                                                                                                                                          This pair of shipping scenes by Willem van de Velde, depicting a sailing vessel in calm waters and another struggling against the wind in choppy seas, reflect the artist’s familiarity with maritime conditions and seafaring activities.

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