Van de Velde Memorial

By Cecil King , published August 1926


King provides fuller details as to why the Society, at its 1926 Annual General Meeting, resolved to persuade the Church of St James’s, Piccadilly to erect a memorial to the two eminent Dutch marine artists Willems Van de Velde the Elder and Younger. Following an invitation from King Charles II to come and work in England, they arrived in late 1673 or early 1674, and spent the rest of their lives in the country. Both were buried in St James’s Church, hence the desire to see a plaque dedicated to both.

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Filed under: Dutch Wars | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

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