St. James’s Day Battle 1666

This work of oil on canvas depicts a moment on the first day of this sea-battle, when the great ships approach each other in calm winds. The Royal Charles was severely damaged in this confrontation, but the ship Zeven Provinciën suffered even heavier losses from a double attack by the Royal Charles and the Royal Sovereign. She was saved by a rising wind which enabled her to sail to the Flemish coast. The continuing calm prevented Tromp and his rear guard from providing De Ruyter with the support he needed.

Material: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 150 x 240 cm