The Tomb of Michiel de Ruyter in the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Emanuel de Witte, 1683

The Tomb of Michiel de Ruyter in the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Emanuel de Witte, 1683

oil on canvas, h 123.5cm × w 105cm. More details

Visitors are admiring Admiral de Ruyter’s imposing tomb monument. It occupies the place where the main altar once stood when the Nieuwe Kerk was still a Catholic church. The monumental marble tomb is a tribute to the naval hero, who died in 1667 off the coast of Sicily at the age of 69. It was designed by the sculptor Rombout Verhulst. De Ruyter’s son commissioned this painting.

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