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Dutch Men of War at Anchor
1650
Simon de Vlieger

Dutch Men of War at Anchor  1650 Simon de Vlieger

In this piainting, Simon de Vlieger painted a specific ship, the Amelia, which had been removed from service in the Dutch fleet by the time Vlieger signed this work. Details like the two figures of Fame supporting a coat of arms on the stern are carefully reproduced. The Amelia was Admiral Marten Tromp's flagship and the Admiral himself might be the figure standing in the boat to the left, being rowed to his ship. The painting is an example of Vlieger's later period, which was characterised by his transition to a more Classical style.

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