Auction 117, Lot 846

"Zee-Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Michiel de Ruiter en den Hr. Georg Ascue by Plymuiden op den 26 August 1652", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: Ships

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.7 x 10.5 inches
34.8 x 26.7 cm

Incredible copper engraving depicting the battle of the First Sea War (1652-1654) between the Dutch and the English. Lord M. de Ruyter was a famous admiral of the Dutch navy, who spent much of his life fighting the English. The sea is literally filled with ships all the way to the horizon and the water is littered with life boats, swimming sailors and debris. There are 24 Dutch ships named and several others without identification.

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Condition: A

Fine impression, beautifully colored. Light foxing and a stain in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/6/2006

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