Definition of van de Velde in English:

van de Velde

Syllabification: van de Vel·de
Pronunciation: /ˌvän də ˈveldə
 
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  • 1The name of a family of Dutch painters.
  • 1.1 Willem (1611–93); known as Willem van de Velde the Elder. He painted marine subjects, was official artist to the Dutch fleet, and worked for Britain’s Charles II.
  • 1.2 Willem (1633–1707), son of Willem the Elder; known as Willem van de Velde the Younger. He was also a notable marine artist who painted for Charles II.
  • 1.3 Adriaen (1636–72); son of Willem the Elder. He painted landscapes, portraits, and biblical and genre scenes.

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