"GUST OF WIND"
by Willem van de Velde, the Younger (1633–1707)
One of the best-known and most influential Dutch marine painters, active in England. His father Willem van de Velde the Elder was a marine painter. The demand for their paintings was very great in both in England and Holland. 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. After the death of his father in 1693, Willem the Younger continued as the official painter to the English Admiralty.
This print is in excellent condition. It was stored flat and protected. Never been framed.