An English Ship in Action with Barbary Vessels (Custom Print)
Throughout the 17th century, Barbary pirates operated along the North African coast. They attacked vessels from any nation trading in the Mediterranean Sea, and raided ports and coastal cities. This painting shows one of the many battles that took place between them and English merchant ships. Though van de Velde the Younger was not at the action, this is one of his most dramatic battle scenes. Unusually flamboyant in style, it is possible that stereotypes of pirates as 'savage' and 'exotic' influenced his approach to the subject.
Our Custom Prints and frames are all handmade to the highest standards. As each Custom Print and frame is made to your required specification, they take a little longer to prepare. Custom Prints are printed on sustainable, matt 250gsm conservation digital paper. Unframed prints are carefully rolled with acid free tissue paper inside a sturdy cardboard tube. Frames are made in the UK from sustainably-sourced woods. Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) are made to order and therefore take a little longer than our standard fulfilment times.
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