Self-portrait, Ferdinand Bol, c. 1669

Self-portrait, Ferdinand Bol, c. 1669

olieverf op doek, h 127cm × w 102cm. More details

Ferdinand Bol painted this distinguished self-portrait on the occasion of his second marriage. Both the portrait and the frame – made especially for the painting – allude to love. The statuette of the sleeping Cupid refers to chastity and elevated spiritual love. As a sunflower (like that atop the frame) always turns to the sun, so should a suitor direct himself to his beloved.

On display in gallery 2.19 Ferdinand Bol Eros/Amor/Cupid

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