A fight in boats

A boat sinking, with some men struggling in the water and others clambering aboard another boat alongside, whose people (perhaps Barbary pirates) are trying to push off with their oars. A man carrying a flag seated across the stern of the sinking boat.

This is an unsigned drawing by the Younger in broad pen and brown ink with a grey wash.

Object Details

ID: PAF6950
Collection: Fine art
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Velde, Willem van de, the Younger
Date made: Probably circa 1685
People: Barbary Pirates
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 217 x 322 mm; Mount: 406 mm x 557 mm

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