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Michael Robinson   Link to this

Drawings of the Battle & Commemorative Medals

Van de Velde made a numbered series of drawings showing the Dutch fleet in the days before the Battle of Lowestoft, he was with the fleet and viewed the battle itself from a galliot:

The Dutch fleet in light airs 1 June 1665
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The Dutch fleet before the Battle of Lowestoft, May-June 1665
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The day before the battle of Lowestoft, 2-12 June 1665
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[The British Museum hold three related drawings, not illustrated on the web but available for view by appointment: Croft-Murray, Edward; Hulton, Paul, Catalogue of British Drawings in the British Museum, XVI and XVII centuries, London, BMP, 1960.#8 (The Dutch Fleet before the Battle of Lowestoft, 11 June 1665; ships include the ‘Zevenwolden’ and the ‘Amsterdam’, and the commander-in-chief was Admiral van Wassenaar Obdam); #9 (The Dutch Fleet on the eve of the Battle of Lowestoft. 12 June 1665); #10, (The Battle of Lowestoft, 13 June 1665; the English fleet passing to windward of the Dutch, Van de Velde’s galliot on the right)]

Drawings of the battle executed later, probably as tapestry designs:
The Battle of Lowestoft, 3-13 June 1665, executed c. 1674
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The Battle of Lowestoft, 3 June 1665, after the blowing up of the ‘Eendracht’ executed c. 1674
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Portraits of the Dutch flagship:
A portrait of the ‘Eendracht’ viewed from before the port beam.(circa 1665)
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Portrait of the ‘Eendracht’, viewed from slightly abaft the port beam (1665)
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Commemorative Medals

Medal commemorating the Battle of Lowestoft, 1665(MEC0868) (Charles II on recto)
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Medal commemorating the Battle of Lowestoft, 1665 (MEC0871) (Duke of York on recto)
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Medal commemorating the Battle of Lowestoft and the death of Admiral Kortenaar, 1665 (MEC0098)
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Pedro   Link to this

From the site mentioned by Michael more paintings of the Second Dutch War...

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Bill   Link to this

The Dutch Admiral Jacob Obdam died in this battle: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/7763/

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