Auction 129, Lot 857

"Zee-Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Admiraal Michiel de Ruiter en de Hr. Prins Robbert en Graaf de Eftree…1673", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: Ships

Period: 1700 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 10.3 inches
50.3 x 26.2 cm

Incredible panorama depicting the battle of Kijkduin, in which Admiral de Ruyter defeated the combined fleets of the English and French on August 21, 1673. 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 lifeboats, drowning sailors and debris. There are 115 ships numbered and identified with the names of their captains, and several others without identification.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/23/2009

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