In 1666 Willem Van de Velde, the Elder made a pen and ink drawing
of the Council of War held on the eve of what was to be known as the four-day battle
during the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
Maarten Platje brings it new life
( Click Paintings to enlarge
The news of the Dutch gathering is briefly mentioned
by Pepys ” … some sudden newes of the Dutch being come out”.
It is considered that Willem Van de Velde, the Elder
, and his son, Willem Van de Velde, the Younger
provide the one accurate record of Seventeenth Century warships, from mid-century on.
More than you ever want to know about the Anglo Dutch wars
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posted by adamvasco
on Oct 27, 2009 -