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

Entrance to a Dutch Port

c. 1665
Oil on canvas, 66 x 78 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This painting presents a panoramic view of various type of Dutch boats and ships just outside a harbour. At the left a wooden breakwater can be seen. The scene with calm water and sunny sky is a typical work of the artist from the 1660s.