Netherlands, Collection, DG van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Study of a dogger from in front of the port beam. Her gaff mainsail is set and her lateen mizzen, staysail and square topsail are braided. The ship carries a square rigged spritsail under the bowsprit. In Dutch this sail is called “blind” (blinde) because it obstructs the forward view when set. A drawing very similar to it is preserved in the collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (inv.no. PAF6634). Robinson dates the drawing of the NMM around 1685.