Turmoil and Tranquility: site of an NMM show on Dutch maritime painting full of gems

“Gallery” site allows access to large number of images. Especially valuable: grisaille of the port of Surat, Dutch ships in a gale (that appears to support Goedde’s thesis that these are allegorical paintings of maintaining control in a stormy world), merchantman attacked by an English privateer off La Rochelle, a Battle of Gibraltar, 1607 by Van Wieringen, from 1619, a French ship attacked by Barbary pirates, 1615, and ships trading in the East, sometime during the 12 years’ truce, and 2 VOC ships coming to anchor. Best of all The wreck of the Amsterdam (prob. of 1597). Check for others.

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