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Portrait of the Wakende Boei, c.1664 (offset)

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Portrait of the Wakende Boei, c.1664 (offset)

7342034 Portrait of the Wakende Boei, c.1664 (offset) by Velde, Willem van de, the Younger (1633-1707); 32.7x42.4 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Willem van de Velde, the Younger
This ship portrait depicts the Wakende Boei from the starboard quarter. The ship's tafferel is left almost completely blank. Above it are the Arms of Amsterdam, which are seen flanked between two dolphins. There is a rampant lion on a shield between the two slingerlijsts. There is another shield on the upper counter and on the lower counter is one of the two shields which indicates the Admiralty of Amsterdam.
There are at least two known drawings of this ship: one is the portrait of the Wakende Boei from the Ingram Collection (PAG6208). The other is in the Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum, Amsterdam.); © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Media ID 38515632

© © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London / Bridgeman Images

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This stunning print captures the essence of maritime history with its detailed portrayal of the 'Wakende Boei' by Willem van de Velde, the Younger. The ship is depicted from the starboard quarter, showcasing its majestic presence on the open seas. The artist's attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this portrait, from the blank tafferel to the intricate Arms of Amsterdam flanked by two dolphins. The shields and symbols adorning the ship provide a glimpse into its origins and purpose, with references to the Admiralty of Amsterdam and other significant elements. This artwork serves as a window into a bygone era when naval forces ruled the waters and ships like the 'Wakende Boei' played a crucial role in transportation and defense. As you gaze upon this print, you can almost feel yourself transported back in time to witness firsthand the grandeur and power of these seafaring vessels. The rich history and craftsmanship captured in this piece make it a true masterpiece that will captivate art enthusiasts and history buffs alike. It is a testament to both van de Velde's skill as an artist and his passion for depicting life at sea with unparalleled precision.

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