Portrait of the 'Kitchen'

The stern from slightly on the port quarter.

A square tafferel on which there is a large royal arms between ‘CR’ above and two small windows below.

On the back is a rough drawing of the mainsail, staysail and topsail of a yacht viewed from the port bow.

Inscribed on the back ‘voor d kaptijn vant koninghx een stuck / Te macke Waer in het Jaght komt / met de floe tint verschiet 6 voet / groot’ (To make a picture six foot long for the King’s captain in which the yacht appears with the fleet in the distance) ‘de kies met het eeten’ (? Toothache with eating).

The ‘King’s captain’ was probably Captain Crow, who commanded the ‘Kitchen’ from 1678 to 1688.

This is an unsigned pencil drawing by the Younger. It has been approximately dated by the inscription.

Object Details

ID: PAF6618
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Velde, Willem van de, the Younger
Date made: ca.1680?
People: Velde, Willem van de, the Younger
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 160 x 207 mm; Mount: 15 3/4 in x 21 11/16 in

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