The Four Days’ Sea-Battle 1666

The Four Days’ Battle took place during the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667) and was fought between the English and Flemish coasts from 11th to 14th June 1666. The Dutch fleet, under the leadership of Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter, embarked on a long and bloody confrontation with the English fleet, commanded by Rupert, the Duke of Cumberland, and George Monck, first Duke of Albemarle. Fifty-six English vessels took on 85 Dutch warships.

Material: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 150 x 220 cm