Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter, Rombout Verhulst, in or after 1677 - in or before 1681

Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter, Rombout Verhulst, in or after 1677 - in or before 1681

terracotta, h 35cm × w 32cm × d 30cm More details

Rombout Verhulst modelled this portrait in clay while he was designing Michiel de Ruyter’s large tomb monument for the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The sculptor thoroughly studied painted portraits of the admiral for this commission. Verhulst kept this modello in his own possession until his death.

On display in room 2.15

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