Three sketches showing the effect of the wind on the smoke from a gun

This is a pen and ink drawing by the Younger on grey paper. It is dated and signed ‘1706 augusti-W.V.Velde J.’

It is inscribed ‘ick heb genoteert wanner / met stiel Weder, d kannon / schoete gedaen wierde, ofte met / windigh Weder men groete / notissie moet neme als / hier boven aen gewesse / no 9’ (? I have noticed that one must be careful to observe whether a gun is fires in calm or windy weather, as is shown above).

Object Details

ID: PAF6692
Collection: Fine art
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Velde, Willem van de, the Younger
Date made: 1706
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 185 x 243 mm; Mount: 405 mm x 556 mm

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