The Departure of a Dignitary from Middelburg, Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne, 1615

The Departure of a Dignitary from Middelburg, Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne, 1615

oil on panel, h 63.2cm × w 131.6cm More details

The warship De Zeehondt is being towed to sea from the harbour of Middelburg by four muscular draught horses. The identity of the departing person who is drawing so much attention from a multitude of lowand high-ranking people is unknown. However, it must have been someone of standing, for even Stadtholder Maurice’s yacht is present; it fires a salute.

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