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Ludolf Bakhuizen (Emden 1630-1708 Amsterdam)
Ludolf Bakhuizen (Emden 1630-1708 Amsterdam)

The naval battle of the Texel

Details
Ludolf Bakhuizen (Emden 1630-1708 Amsterdam)
The naval battle of the Texel
with inscription 'L. Bakhuijse F.' (on the old mount)
pen and brown ink, grey wash, brown ink framing lines, fragmentary watermark
3¾ x 5 3/8 in. (9.8 x 13.7 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; A.J. Van Huffel, Utrecht, 10 February 1926, lot number unknown; where purchased by I.Q. van Regteren Altena for 23.20 guilders (Inventory book: '138. t. Backhuysen zeeslag').

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Lot Essay

A study for a picture in Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden (Fig. 1). The naval battle of the Texel took place on 21 August 1673 between the Dutch and the combined English and French fleets and was the last major battle of the Third Anglo-Dutch War. The ship in the centre is the Gouden Leeuw built in 1666 and which was Lieutenant Admiral Cornelis Tromp's flagship at the battle of the Texel.


Fig. 1. Ludolf Bakhuizen, The naval battle of the Texel, Dresden, Gemälde Galerie.

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