The Dutch Ship Eendracht

Jacob Adriaensz Bellevois, The Dutch Ship Eendracht, oil on oak panel, 545 x 584 mm, dated mid – late 17th century. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection


The painting is a portrait of the Dutch ship Eendracht, of 1666, preparing to sail. On the far left, two ships lie at anchor. The ship in the centre has capsized and small craft have been portrayed sailing around it. The name of the main ship has been painted on the stern with the coat of arms above. A small boat rows people out to the ship.

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