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Oil Painting - The English Ship Hampton Court in a Gale

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1972P53
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1679 - 1681

Maker Information

Artist:Willem van de Velde - View biography for Willem van de Velde


Willem Van de Velde the Younger was a the Dutch marine painter. He emigrated to England with his father in 1674, both were employed in the service of King Charles II. The accurate depiction of the ship enabled it to be identified recently as the seventy-gun galleon the Hampton Court built for the King's first naval fleet. A drawing of the Hampton Court by Willem the Elder (1611-1693) is in the collection of the National Maritime Museum, London.

Purchased with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund, 1972.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Oil paint


Height:1054 mm
Width:1194 mm