Painting of a Royal Yacht at auction.

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    Laurence Blundell
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      I noticed the other day that a painting attributed to Willem van De Velde the Younger is coming up for auction in London on 24 February.
      The vessel depicted is thought to be the Royal Yacht Henrietta of 1679.
      The image appears in ‘The Paintings of the Willem van de Veldes’ by M.S.Robinson.

      Auction catalogue entry.

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      Effie Moneypenny
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        This painting, or similar versions of it, have been doing the rounds for some time. It is not the Henrietta of 1679. In fact it is not an actual Stuart yacht at all but a generic version of one. It is also unlikely to have been painted by Willem Van de Velde but most likely by one of his ‘school’.

        Effie Moneypenny
        Stuart Yacht Research Group

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        Malcolm Lewis
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          Great painting. In fact, there appear to be two paintings with one yacht bigger than the other. I believe King Charles had many “Royal yachts” which were used as dispatch vessels going to and from the Continent. Would it be correct that the ensign flying from the bowsprit indicated that the King was aboard?
          I assume that in the period of the painting that the yachts were steered using a whipstaff. If so, it is difficult to make it out.
          Malcolm Lewis

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