Two Unidentified Young Men, Rombout Verhulst, c. 1660

Two Unidentified Young Men, Rombout Verhulst, c. 1660

ivory, h 12.3cm × w 8.9cm × t 4.0cm. More details

There is a striking resemblance between the features of these two young men. They are probably brothers. The oldest (at right) is possibly a soldier or a member of a militia company. The gesture he makes with his fingers is curious. It may represent a measure, in which case he is advocating temperance. The jutting out of the young men’s elbows carved in high relief is artistically daring.

On display in room 2.26-01

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