The Battle of Livorno (Leghorn), Willem van de Velde (I), c. 1659 - c. 1699

The Battle of Livorno (Leghorn), Willem van de Velde (I), c. 1659 - c. 1699

panel, h 114cm × w 160cm. More details

In 1653 the English ship the Samson went up in flames off the coast of Italy after an encounter with Cornelis Tromp’s warship the Halve Maan. Van de Velde represented both vessels at the centre of this pen painting. Tromp commissioned the picture to honour and glorify himself. The work is still in its original frame with the Tromp family coat of arms.

On display in room 2.15 Willem van de Velde I

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Arend van Herwaarden added this work to Scheepvaart

yesterday - 66 works 14 0

Sander added this work to Maritieme Kunst

May 13 2015 - 30 works 6 0

andrew added this work to Set V

May 13 2015 - 86 works 7 0

Make your own creations with this work