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Yacht Owned by Maurice of Nassau Son of William the Silent, 1625

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1904
Materials: ink; board; paper
Measurements: 16 in x 18 1/4 in
Nomenclature: Maurice of Nassau; Dutch; yachts
Classification: vessel depictions

A half-tone in sepia of a mirror image of the 17th-century print depicting two Dutch yachts sailing in a harbor. The ships, full of people on deck, dynamically navigate the tumultuous waves as their sails haphazardly flail in the wind. In the background is a city skyline. The collector, Arthur H. Clark, used this print from his collection to illustrate his book 'The History of Yachting, 1600-1815' (New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904), 18. Concerning the illustration, he wrote: "...a portrait is also given of the yacht owned by Maurice of Nassau, the younger son of William the Silent, who died at The Hague on April 23, 1625."