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Manner of Willem van de Velde the Younger, Dutch 19th century-  Battle of Solebay in Suffolk at...

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Lot 100

Manner of Willem van de Velde the Younger, 
Dutch 19th century- 
Battle of Solebay in Suffolk at...

Price Realised: £2,362

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 100


Manner of Willem van de Velde the Younger, 
Dutch 19th century- 

Battle of Solebay in Suffolk at the start of the third Anglo-Dutch war in 1672; and The Battle of Texel at the end of the third Anglo-Dutch war in 1673; 

The first: chromolithograph on sheets of joined wove paper laid down on linen, folded in three sections, the first with printed title 'The BATTELLS One the 28th of May 1672', the second with printed title '2 Part About 12 at Noon', the third with printed title '3 Part about 6 at Night'., all with extensive printed inscriptions, 36.3 x 616 cm., (unframed). 

The second: chromolithograph on sheets of joined wove paper laid down on linen, folded in seven sections, the first with printed title 'The First Part of the Bataile fought on ye 11th of August / About 4 in the Morning', the second with printed title 'The Second Part about 6 of ye Clock', the third with printed titled 'The 3 Part About 7 or 8 of the Clock', the fourth with printed title 'The 4th Part About 10 or 12 of the Clock', the fifth with printed title 'The 5th Parte: about 1 and 2 of the Clock', the sixth with printed title 'The 6 Part About 3 and 4 of Clock', the seventh with printed title 'The 7th Part About 5 and 6 at Night', 36.5 x 780.2 cm., (unframed). 

Private Collection, UK.  

These panoramic depictions depict two separate battles, which both took place in the Third Anglo-Dutch War of 1672-74. A version these works, variously in chromolithograph, pen, ink and watercolour, is held in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich [no.PAJ0307-PAJ0316 ]. Another version of the 'Battle of Solebay' in chromolithograph sold recently at Roseberys, London, 19 July 2023, lot 71 (£9,100). An oil of 'The Battle of Texel' by Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633-1707) is also held in the collection of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich [no.BHC0314]. 

The first three sections depict the Battle of Solebay in three parts. The naval battle took place in May/June 1672 and was the first naval battle of the Third Anglo-Dutch War. It began as an attempted raid on Solebay port where an English fleet was anchored and largely unprepared for battle, and ended at a hard-fought draw. The battle however prevented a planned allied naval invasion of the Dutch Republic and boosted the morale of the Dutch population. Both sides claimed victory. Van de Velde the Younger was present during the Battle of Solebay in a small boat. He made drawings that would go on to shape how the battle was perceived, and eventually inspire a series of giant tapestries depicting the course of the conflict. 

The second seven sections depicts the Battle of Texel, the last battle of the Third Anglo-Dutch War, which took place on 11-21 August 1673. The battle was fought between the Dutch on one side, and the English and French on another, and represented the final attempt by the Allies to destroy the Dutch fleet, in order to leave the Dutch coast open to invasion. 

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