Willem Van de Velde the Younger

1633-1707 Netherlands-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Willem van de Velde the Younger left for Amsterdam at the age of three where Simon de Vlieger mentored him at his Weeps residence. Vlieger was a strong influence on him; however, he developed a unique style and reached his peak in the 1650s. His first known dated work was in 1653, and by 1660 his work was in high demand. His output of marine battle scenes was prolific, and from 1672, several of his works were inscribed ‘in London’. He and his father, Willem the Elder, left that year for England, where they served under the king of an enemy, speculation has it, that it was purely for generous remuneration. Willem the Younger’s works had a profound influence on English marine art. Jan de Groot, artist and art dealer, attributed over six hundred paintings to Willem the Younger.

 

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The Dutch
Burn -

The Dutch Burn Down the English Fleet Before Chatham

Ships
Anchored

Ships Anchored Offshore

Four
Days Battle

Four Days Battle

Battle
of Kijkduin

The Battle of Kijkduin

Battle of
Solebay

The Battle of Solebay

Indiaman
in a Gale

Indiaman in a Gale

Dutch
Fleet i

Dutch Fleet in Goeree Strairs

Ship
Dismasted

English Shipo Dismasted

Taking of the
"Royal Prince"

Taking of the English Flagshio Royal Prince

Shipping in
Heavy Seas

Shipping in Heavy Seas

Gouden Leeuw
in Amsterdam

Gouden  Leeuw in Amsterdam

English Ship the
Royal Sovergein

English Shiop the Royal Sovergein

Fishing
Boats

Fishing Boats on the Beach#


Battle
of Texel

Battle of Texel

Cannon
Shot

Cannin Shot

Stormy
Sea

Stormy Sea

Naval
Battle

Naval Battle Between Dutch and French Merchant Ships

Ships
in a Calm

Ships in a Calm

Ships in
a Strong Wind

Ships in a Strong Wind and Under a Dark Sky

The
Gust

The Gust

Ships off
the Coast

Ships off the Coast

Ships on the Coast
in Windy Weather

Ships on the Coast in Windy Weather

The
Warships

Warships at Amsterdam

Ships in
the Roads

Ships in the Roads

Calm
Sea

Calm Sea

Battle of
Scheveningen

Battle of Scheveningen

Royal Escape
Close-Hauled

The Royal Escape Close-Hauled in a Breeze

blockhouses on
the amstel

blockhouses on the amstel outside amsterdam

Dutch men-o-war and
other shipping

dutch men-o-war and other shipping in a calm