Willem van de Velde the Younger - The Gun Salute, 1680Regular priceRs. 1,899 Sale priceRs. 2,191
The Gun Salute by Willem van de Velde the younger is a beautiful canvas print of a renaissance painting. The painting is significant because it commemorates the restoration of the Stuart monarchy in England. The painting is a masterpiece of renaissance art and captures the beauty and importance of this moment. This stunning canvas print is perfect for any office or home that wants to add a touch of history and elegance to their decor. It is perfect for all spaces.
Wall art and photo frames are perfect decorative wall hangings, and an integral part of office decor. With their stylish designs, they can really transform the look of any room. So why not add The Gun Salute by Willem van de Velde the younger to your collection? It would also make a perfect gift for any art lover.
About the Original Painting:
A Dutch warship in a calm, with its sails loosed, fires a cannon shot. Two sloops float to either side of the man-of-war, and another Dutch ship with lowered sails can be seen in the distance. The tranquillity of this scene contrasts starkly with The Gust (adjacent), in which a storm-battered English warship drifts rudderless on the high waves.
The Gun Salute (Dutch - Het kanonschot) is an oil on canvas painting by Willem van de Velde the Younger, created c. 1680, showing a ship of the Dutch navy firing a gun salute. It and its pendant work The Gust of Wind (De windstoot) were painted after his arrival in England around 1672, where he later succeeded his father as court painter to Charles II of England.
The two works remained together for a long while and by the 18th century had joined Sir Philip Stephens's collection. In 1834 the Amsterdam-based banker and collector Adriaan van der Hoop bought The Gun Salute at auction. He believed it portrayed De Zeven Provinciën, flagship of the Dutch naval hero Michiel de Ruyter, who had a high opinion of van de Velde and even fired cannon for him to allow him to study the light effects this produced. However, this identification has now been refuted.
In 1845, van der Hoop lent the painting to an old masters' exhibition- in a review of the exhibition the art critic Alexander Oltmans gave it its present title. It was initially assigned to the Museum van der Hoop, before being transferred to the Rijksmuseum in 1885 - The Gust of Wind is also in the Rijksmuseum collection. (Source credit: Wikipedia, Rijksmuseum)
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Our canvas prints are made with only the highest quality looms to ensure that you receive a product as close to the original painting as possible.
A dense 250gsm cotton-polyester blended canvas has a more delicate mesh texture that helps highlight the original art's printed stroke details, as opposed to a popularly touted thicker 390gsm with deeper woven textures that drown out natural art strokes — thicker isn't always better.
The cotton-polyester blend (popularly used for Giclee printing) maintains the longevity of the art print due to ink absorption by cotton and the robustness of colours on adhesion to the polyester surface.
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Our giclee prints are stretched over a frame of seasoned pine wood stretcher bars that’s further strengthened by a mounted waterproof wood-fibre board — a construction that prevents warping or bending and will last for years.
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