Auction 98, Lot 455

"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)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 11 inches
50.8 x 27.9 cm

Incredible copper engraving depicting a battle in 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 115 ships named. Beautifully colored with a ribbon style title cartouche.

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Condition: A

Professional repair of a couple of small tear at right.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/6/2002

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