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Model of the William Rex

Cornelis Moesman, Adriaen de Vriend, Adriaen Davidsen1698/1698

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Model of a 74-gun Dutch battleship. It was made in Vlissingen (Flushing) and displayed in the boardroom of the Zeeland navy in Middelburg. The decorative stern sports the arms of Zeeland. In fact no such ship actually existed. The name William Rex refers to William III of Orange, the Dutch stadholder who became king of England.

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