Hendrick van Minderhout
1632 – 1696
Dutch Shipping at Anchor with a States Yacht in the Foreground and other Men-o-War behind
This unusually large and impressive painting by Minderhout was presumably completed as a special commission. Numerous figures busy themselves on the Man-o-War which looks as though it is prepping for sail, meanwhile a trumpeter on the States yacht announces the arrival of an important passenger who may be about to step on board the warship.