Portrait of Laurens Reael, Cornelis van der Voort, c. 1620

Portrait of Laurens Reael, Cornelis van der Voort, c. 1620

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Laurens Reael was governor-general of the VOC (Dutch East India Company), the company’s highest position in Asia. On returning to the Netherlands, he had himself portrayed full-length by a leading Amsterdam artist. Around his neck, the richly dressed Reael wears the gold chain that the States-General presented to him for his work in Asia.

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