Author Results for Ron Brand

Book Review-‘Van de Velde & Son, Marine Painters: The firm of Willem van de Velde the Elder and Willem van de Velde the Younger, 1640–1707’ by R. Daalder, translated by M. Hoyle

By Ron Brand

Britain’s most famous marine painter, William Turner, sighed at the sight of an eighteenth-century print of a painting by Willem van de Velde the Younger: ‘This made me a painter!’ For obvious reasons, this frequently cited anecdote is mentioned in the book Van de Velde & Son, Marine Painters, because both the Van de Veldes, […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Book Review – ‘French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786–1861: Design, construction, careers and fates’ by Ron Brand

By Ron Brand

This book on the French sailing navy is the latest volume in the Age of Sail series. Examining warships from the period 1786–1861, it can be read independently, but also in combination with other parts of the series – for example the several volumes by Rif Winfield on British sailing warships in the periods 1603–1714, […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | Eighteenth Century | French Revolution | Nineteenth Century
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review – ‘Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail 1600–1714: Design, construction, careers and fates’ by Ron Brand

By Ron Brand

In 1993 Jaap Bruijn, a Dutch professor (now emeritus) of maritime history, wrote The Dutch Navy of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, published by the University of South Carolina Press. Bruijn wrote the book because he strongly felt the need for such a study in the college’s maritime history collection in Leiden, where he taught for […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | North Sea
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design