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WILLEM VAN DER VELDE "SHIPS AT SEA"

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri May 08, 2020 10:54 pm

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For the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery, Cape Town (South Africa, 1980) the South African Post issued one stamp showing us a painting from Willem van der Velde 1633-1707 with sailing ships. I have not any information on the painting.

Wikipedia gives on van der Veldes paintings:

Most of Van de Velde's finest works represent views off the coast of Holland, with Dutch shipping. His best productions are delicate, spirited and finished in handling, and correct in the drawing of the vessels and their rigging. The numerous figures are tellingly introduced, and the artist is successful in his renderings of sea, whether in calm or storm. The ships are portrayed with almost photographic accuracy, and are the most precise guides available to the appearance of 17th-century ships.

South Africa 1980 5c sg 481, scott?
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