Cornelis de Witt's Hammock, anonymous, c. 1650 - c. 1667

Cornelis de Witt's Hammock, anonymous, c. 1650 - c. 1667

cotton (textile), l 260.0cm More details

Cornelis de Witt is reputed to have slept in this hammock during the Battle of Medway. He sailed with De Ruyter's fleet as an envoy of the States-General, but was chiefly a representative for his brother Johan, who as grand pensionary had masterminded the daring attack. The hammock entered the Rijksmuseum’s collection through De Witt's descendants.

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