The Battle of Texel, 11-21 August 1673 by Willem van de Velde II

The battle of Texel was fought on 11 August 1673, the last great battle against the Dutch in the 17th century.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
150 x 290 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £3,500)
Acquired in:
1952
Vendor:
Leggatt's

Considered the finest sea-piece by Van de Velde; it shows the battle between the 'Gouden Leeuw' and the 'Royal Prince'.

Provenance

Meynell-Ingram, Temple Newsam; Rt Hon the Earl of Halifax, KG; Hickleton Hall, Doncaster

Venue details

National Maritime Museum Romney Road, Greenwich, LONDON London SE10 9NF 020 8312 6608 www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

Entry details

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