Curator Spot! Brendan Flynn talks about a painting by Willem van de Velde the Younger.
Brendan Flynn, Curator of Fine Art at BMAG, discusses a painting by Willem van de Velde the Younger of a British warship. It was painted in about 1680 and it depicts either HMS Lenox or HMS Hampton Court, both of which were built in 1677. Van de Velde was invited to this country by Charles II in order to depict the new fleet of warships being built here.
The painting is entitled “The English Ship Hampton Court in a Gale”. If you would like to buy a print or a canvas of this work you can on the BMAG prints website.