A Fishing Pink Running Past a Jetty

On the left, in the foreground, a pink sails in starboard-bow view. A pink was a small Dutch fishing vessel rigged with a square mainsail and sometimes with a small foresail on a smaller mast in the eyes of the boat, as in this image. There are two men in the pink, one at the stern with his hand on the tiller and the other bending over in the bow. The starboard leeboard of the vessel is also visible. These were fitted on traditional Dutch vessels to reduce leeway. To the right is a three-masted vessel flying the Dutch flag. On the right, the red sail of a small craft is visible behind the small wooden jetty in the foreground. Land can be seen in the far distance, together with a number of sails of other small craft. This is one of a pair of images with BHC2299. This Rotterdam-based artist was a close contemporary of Willem van de Velde the Younger and painted in the Dutch realist style.

Object Details

ID: BHC0848
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Battem, Gerrit
Date made: Mid 17th century
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Palmer Collection. Acquired with the assistance of H.M. Treasury, the Caird Fund, the Art Fund, the Pilgrim Trust and the Society for Nautical Research Macpherson Fund.
Measurements: Painting: 267 mm x 305 mm

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