The Cannon Shot, Willem van de Velde (II), c. 1680

The Cannon Shot, Willem van de Velde (II), c. 1680

oil on canvas, h 78.5cm × w 67cm. More details

A Dutch warship in a calm, with its sails loosed, fires a cannon shot. Two sloops float to either side of the man-of-war, and another Dutch ship with lowered sails can be seen in the distance. The tranquillity of this scene contrasts starkly with The Gust (adjacent), in which a storm-battered English warship drifts rudderless on the high waves.

On display in Eregalerij Willem van de Velde II

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Trevor Holmes added this work to Main collection

August 22 2015 - 19 works 16 0

Ad van der Zee added this work to Maritiem

August 19 2015 - 10 works 15 0

Jeroen Zwier added this work to Meesterwerk

August 17 2015 - 18 works 108 1

Make your own creations with this work