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A Dutch warship in a calm, with its sails loosed, fires a cannon shot. Two sloops float to either side of the man-of-war, and another Dutch ship with lowered sails can be seen in the distance. The tranquillity of this scene contrasts starkly with The Gust (adjacent), in which a storm-battered English warship drifts rudderless on the high waves.

Details

  • Title: The Cannon Shot
  • Creator: Velde, Willem van de (II)
  • Date Created: ca. 1680
  • Physical Dimensions: doek
  • Subject Keywords: maritieme geschiedenis
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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