VELDE, Willem van de, the Younger
(b. 1633, Leiden, d. 1707, London)
Shipping in Heavy Seasc. 1675
Oil on canvas, 130 x 107 cm
This marine scene represents an English royal yacht and other shipping in heavy seas. The yacht and the storm are almost certainly based upon an actual event. It was painted very early in Van de Velde's stay in England.