Battle of Texel

A painting by Willem van de Velde the Younger and now hanging in the Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam. The Dutch name for the battle is Slag bij Kijkduin. The scene is a depiction of the encounter between Cornelis Tromp on the Gouden Leeuw and Sir Edward Spragge on the Royal Prince on the night of 21st Aug 1673. An episode in the Third Dutch War 1672-74.

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