Battle of Gibraltar in 1607, Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen, c. 1621

Battle of Gibraltar in 1607, Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen, c. 1621

oil on canvas, h 136.8cm × w 187cm More details

A Spanish flagship is hit amidships by a smaller Dutch warship. It explodes in the middle of the Bay of Gibraltar. 25 April 1607: this is the first sea battle the Dutch fleet fights out with the Spanish beyond their own waters. It meets with great success. The Spanish losses are extensive: Spanish soldiers are catapulted into the air and drown in the sea. The painting is thus also meant to celebrate this spectacular Dutch victory.

On display in room 2.1 Visit via the Highlights 1600-1650 tour

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