VELDE, Willem van de, the Younger
(b. 1633, Leiden, d. 1707, London)

Ships off the Coast

Oil on canvas, 45 x 55 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

The father of Willem van de Velde the Younger was a marine draughtsman who captured the activities of the Dutch fleet in pictures whose motifs were accurate in every detail. He often borrowed motifs from his father for his own compositions, as in the Ships off the Coast.