Portrait of Joseph Deutz, Michael Sweerts, c. 1648 - c. 1649

Portrait of Joseph Deutz, Michael Sweerts, c. 1648 - c. 1649

oil on canvas, h 99.5cm × w 74.5cm. More details

This is an unusual portrait: a young man direct engaging the viewer, as though he is about to speak. Sweerts portrayed Joseph Deutz in Rome, while he was sojourning there with his brothers. Deutz (1624–1684) was a member of one of the wealthiest families in Amsterdam. His art collection also included Sweerts’ paintings of the ‘Seven Works of Mercy’, four of which are presented in this gallery.

On display in room 2.17 Michael Sweerts

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