Willem van de Velde, the Younger Painting Reproductions Gallery 2 of 21633-1707
Dutch Baroque Painter
Willem van de Velde, the Younger (bapt. Dec 18, 1633, Leiden - April 6, 1707, London), was a Dutch painter.
A son of Willem van de Velde, the elder, also a painter of sea-pieces, Willem van de Velde, the younger, was instructed by his father, and afterwards by Simon de Vlieger, a marine painter of repute at the time, and had achieved great celebrity by his art before he came to London. In 1673 he moved to England, where he was engaged by Charles II, at a salary of £100, to aid his father in "taking and making draughts of sea-fights", his part of the work being to reproduce in color the drawings of the elder van de Velde. He was also patronized by the Duke of York and by various members of the nobility. He died in London.
Most of Van de Velde's finest works represent views off the coast of Holland, with Dutch shipping. His best productions are delicate, spirited and finished in handling, and correct in the drawing of the vessels and their rigging. The numerous figures are tellingly introduced, and the artist is successful in his renderings of sea, whether in calm or storm.
40 Paintings of Willem van de Velde
An English Ship in a Gale Trying to Claw off a ...
An English Sixth-Rate Ship Firing a Salute As a ...
The 'Resolution' In a Gale
The 'St Andrew' at Sea in a Moderate Breeze
An English Ship in Action with Barbary Corsairs
Calm: a Fishing Boat at Anchor
Calm: Dutch Ships Coming to Anchor
Calm: Fishing Boats at Low Water
Calm: Fishing Boats under Sail
Calm: French Merchant Ships at Anchor
Vessels in a Breeze
The British Man-o'-War 'The Royal James' Flying ...
A Wijdship, a Keep and Other Shipping in Calm
A Naval Engagement
The Second Duke of Albemarle's Ketch with a Yacht ...