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How two Dutchmen introduced marine art to Britain

11 March 2023

9:00 AM

11 March 2023

9:00 AM

The Van de Veldes: Greenwich, Art and the Sea

Queen’s House, National Maritime Museum, until 14 January 2024

In March 1675 the Keeper of His Majesty’s Lodgings at Greenwich received an order for ‘Three pairs of shutters for the three windows in a lower room, at the Queen’s building next to the park (where the Dutch painters work’). Willem van de Velde and his son, also called Willem, would have preferred a studio with north light, but they weren’t complaining.

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