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Briele
1688

 

The Brielle is a 50-gun Dutch warship.

 Briele 1688

In the center of this painting, by Ludolf Bakhuysen, is the Brielle sailing by the Admiralty Buildings in Rotterdam. Her
stern is decorated with a shield bearing the portrait of William III, Prince of Orange, with arms of England and Scotland
on either side. The main mast is flying the flag of the Prince and a splitted pennant. To the right is a VOC yacht (possibly with Princess Mary, the Prince’s wife, on board) firing a salute. Two boats are accompanying the yacht, one of them is
under the flag of the States-General. In the background one can see Rotterdam: the western and the eastern New Main
Gate to the Leuvehaven, the St. Lawrence Church, City Hall and the old warehouse of the Admiralty.

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