Circle of Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1622-1666)
Circle of Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1622-1666)

A naval engagement with Dutch and British vessels

Details
Circle of Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1622-1666)
A naval engagement with Dutch and British vessels
indistinctly signed and dated 'R...aes f.Ao 16..' (lower left)
oil on canvas
111.5 x 167 cm.

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Lot Essay

The scene is very likely an episode from the Third Anglo-Dutch War (1672-1674) and may well show the Battle of Texel (21 August 1673) with the duel between Cornelis Tromp's Gouden Leeuw and Sir Edward Spragge's Royal Prince, in which the latter was dismasted. In the left background a ship bearing the arms of Zeeland, probably Zeelandia, is fighting a French squadron. To the far right, Vice-Admiral Isaac Sweer's flagship Oliphant is depicted in battle.
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