English Warship Firing a Salute

English Warship Firing a Salute

1690

Oil on canvas

Framed: 91 x 103 x 4 cm (35 13/16 x 40 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.); Unframed: 63.7 x 77.5 cm (25 1/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noah L. Butkin 1975.80

Description

Van de Velde and his father picked up their lives in Amsterdam in 1672 and moved to England to paint for the king. Their paintings of the Royal Navy’s massive ships celebrated England’s power in war and trade.

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