Self-Portrait, Ferdinand Bol, c. 1669

Self-Portrait, Ferdinand Bol, c. 1669

oil on canvas, 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.

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