Two large men-of-war, from a series Naval harbours with shipbuilding

Reinier Nooms Zeeman - engraver

Reinier Nooms Zeeman - engraver - Two large men-of-war, from a series Naval harbours with shipbuilding
The northern Netherlands was a seafaring nation, a reason why maritime scenes were sought-after subjects. The accomplished painter and etcher Reinier Nooms, called Zeeman (Seaman), specialized in this genre. Although the 17th century was a period of economic prosperity in the northern Netherlands, the country did not avoid a series of wars with England, with the Navy playing a crucial role, as it also did in the country’s colonial empire-building.
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measurements: height 197 mm
width 297 mm
material: paper
technique: etching, fifth state
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inventory number: R 82307
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings