The Batavian Senior Merchant Pieter Cnoll and his Family, Jacob Coeman, 1665

The Batavian Senior Merchant Pieter Cnoll and his Family, Jacob Coeman, 1665

oil on canvas, h 130cm × w 190.5cm. More details

Posed on the terrace of their house in Batavia (Jakarta) are Pieter Cnoll, his half-Japanese wife, Cornelia van Nieuwenrode, their daughters Catharina (with a fan and dog) and Hester (with an ivory box), and two Javanese servants. Cnoll, a senior merchant with the Dutch East India Company, kept the company’s books in Asia. He belonged to the top ranks of European elite in Batavia.

On display in room 2.9

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