"Aftekening der Schilderye, op't Stadhuis te Dordrecht geplaatst, ter gedagtenisse van de Overwinning by Chattam, in't Jaar 1667, onder't beleid van Kornelis de Wit, Ruwaard van Putten", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Ships - Anglo-Dutch Wars
Period: 1667 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 6.8 inches
24.1 x 17.3 cm
Scene of the Battle of Chatham (Medway Raid) during one of the many Anglo-Dutch wars. In this battle, the Dutch sailed up the river Thames and destroyed part of the English fleet at anchor in the harbor of Chatham. Pictured in the foreground is the Dutch commander, Cornelius de Wit, being presented with the spoils of war. Above the battle floats the allegorical representation of Fame blowing a trumpet and two pair of putti. Engraved by S. Fokke. The original painting by A. Schouman, now hangs in the Dordrecht town hall, hometown of the victorious Dutch commander.