An English ship on the rocks

This is a very free drawing depicting a ship on the left, smothered in heavy seas and with only her afterpart above the water. There is a rock on the right and a boat pulling towards it. In the centre background there is part of a ship stern on the shore, with her mainmast gone by the board.

Although this work has been dated to around 1700, there are other drawings on similar paper dated to 1672.

Object Details

ID: PAH1906
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Velde, Willem van de, the Younger
Date made: 1700?
People: Velde, Willem van de, the Younger
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 203 x 417 mm; Mount: 481 mm x 629 mm

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