VELDE, Willem van de, the Younger
(b. 1633, Leiden, d. 1707, London)
The Battle at Texel1687
Oil on canvas, 150 x 300 cm
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Willem van de Velde the Younger is considered one of the best Dutch marine painters, whose fame and popularity lasted well into the 19th century. From a family of painters, he worked with his father Willem van de Velde the Elder when both father and son were in the service of King Charles II in England.