VELDE, Willem van de, the Younger
(b. 1633, Leiden, d. 1707, London)
Oil on canvas, 50 x 67 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest
Willem van de Velde the Younger is renowned as the greatest marine painter of the Dutch Golden Age. His remarkable skill with the brush, his understanding of light and his profound knowledge of and interest in weather conditions, which he would very often experience first-hand out on the water with pen and paper, breathed life into all of his subjects.