VELDE, Willem van de, the Younger
(b. 1633, Leiden, d. 1707, London)
Calm - Dutch Smalschips and a Rowing Boatc. 1662
Oil on oak panel, 33 x 37 cm
Van de Velde began painting "calms" in the early to mid-1650s and continued to make a speciality of them for at least a decade, returning to the theme less frequently for the rest of his career.