An English Ship in Action with Barbary Corsairs, circa 1680 (Custom Pr – Royal Museums Greenwich Shop
An English Ship in Action with Barbary Corsairs, circa 1680 (Custom Print)

© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Palmer Collection. Acquired with the assistance of H.M. Treasury, the Caird Fund, the Art Fund, the Pilgrim Trust and the Society for Nautical Research Macpherson Fund

An English Ship in Action with Barbary Corsairs, circa 1680 (Custom Print)

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Overall size of this product is 40 × 30 cm.
The image area of the print measures 32 × 22 cm.

An action between an English two-decker and a Barbary two-decker, showing three small ships and four galleys. Although naval historians are unable to relate the action to a specific event, the painting significantly identifies the danger to English ships from such pirates during the 1660s and 70s and was initially thought to show the 'Kingfisher' in action in 1681.

Artist: Willem van de Velde

Date: circa 1685


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