The Van de Velde Paintings for the Royal Yacht Charlotte, 1677

By Richard Endsor, published August 2008


The eminent painter Willem van de Velde the younger (1633-1707) is probably one of the most technically advanced painters of sailing vessels known. Many of his works provide details of ships that have been lost, but this article explains how two of his paintings were commissioned and by whom, together with the administration of the construction of Charlotte.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Art & Music | Miscellaneous | Shipbuilding & Design

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