Battle of Scheveningen, 10 August 1653, by Jan Abrahamszoon Beerstraaten

Battle of Scheveningen, 10 August 1653, by Jan Abrahamszoon Beerstraaten

This painting of the Battle of Scheveningen (10 August 1653), by Jan Abrahamszoon Beerstraaten, focuses on the fighting around Admiral Tromp's flagship the Brederode. To the right two ships are burning after fireship attacks - probably the Andrew and the Triumph, both of which survived. A third English ship, the Oak was destroyed by a fireship.

Picture reproduced with the kind permission of Seaforth Publishing

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (6 August 2009), Battle of Scheveningen, 10 August 1653, by Jan Abrahamszoon Beerstraaten, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_scheveningen_JAB.html

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