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Departure of Queen Mary from Holland

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Allard, Carel
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1689
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 10 in x 11 5/8 in
Nomenclature: Dutch; British
Classification: maritime events

A print of the departure of Prince William of Orange and Princess Mary (later, Mary II), daughter of King James II, Duke of York, from Holland to England to become King and Queen of England. Mary became Queen after her husband invaded England and her father fled the country December 1688. Two months later, on February 20, 1689, the now King William III and Queen Mary II left Holland to be crowned joint sovereigns of England. Both Protestants, Mary's joint reign with her husband is considered a key victory and celebration of the Protestant faith. Carel Allard's print depicts the bustling activity of ships during the departure of Queen Mary. The print is indexed with the numbers (1-8) on the image corresponding to the text at the bottom. According to the key, the Queen is aboard the galleon in the right foreground. The sailing vessels in the port fly English and Dutch flags.


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