The 'Eendracht'

A portrait of the ship 'Eendracht' shown in the foreground to the left, flying the Dutch flag, with a crest on her stern, and firing a salute. A Dutch ship lies broadside at anchor to the left of the picture, and to the right is a cargo coastal vessel. In the foreground to the right, a small craft rows towards it, the sailor standing up in it gestures to a sailor on the coastal vessel.

The 'Eendracht', 76 guns, was blown up at the Battle of Lowestoft on 3 June 1665, killing her Admiral, Obdam, and all but five of her crew. The painting has been signed by the artist who spent his working life in the Hague.

Object Details

ID: BHC3307
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Diest, Jeronimus van
Events: Second Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of Lowestoft, 1665; Second Anglo-Dutch War; 1665-1667
Vessels: Eendracht
Date made: Mid 17th century
People: Erskine, Arthur
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Painting: 1042 x 1656 mm; Frame: 1291 x 1895 x 140 mm

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