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

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