The Explosion of the Spanish Flagship during the Battle of Gibraltar, Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen, c. 1621

The Explosion of the Spanish Flagship during the Battle of Gibraltar, Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen, c. 1621

oil on canvas, h 136.8cm × w 187cm. More details

On 25 April 1607, thirty Dutch ships took the Spanish fleet by surprise in the Bay of Gibraltar. The Spanish vessels, which posed a threat to Dutch trade, were destroyed. It was the first major Dutch victory at sea. The painter represented this victory in triumphant style, with the Spanish flagship exploding and dozens of crewmembers flying up into the air.

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