Willem van de Velde the Younger, 1633-1707, was a Dutch marine painter. Most of the finest Willem van de Velde art represent views off the coast of Holland, with Dutch shipping. The numerous figures are tellingly introduced, and the artist is successful in his renderings of sea, whether in calm or storm. The ships on oil painting are portrayed with almost photographic accuracy, and are the most precise guides available to the appearance of 17th-century ships. There are a number of Willem van de Velde paintings in the Wallace Collection, London. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.