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Dutch Vessel in a Strong Breeze
1618
Jan Porcellis

Dutch Vessel in a Strong Breeze 1618 Jan Porcellis

A vessel is shown moving briskly through the waves in a strong breeze. The boat is probably a kaag, designed for use on inland waterways, with the leeboard visible. It flies the Dutch flag and one group of figures sits in the stern and another in the bow. Kaags were often used as ferries in the Zuider Zee, conveying cargo and people to and from seagoing ships.

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