Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, Ferdinand Bol, 1667

Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, Ferdinand Bol, 1667

oil on canvas, h 157cm × w 138cm. More details

In 1667 Ferdinand Bol painted several life-size portraits of Michiel de Ruyter. These were hung in the headquarters of all five Dutch admiralties. This painting went to Middelburg. De Ruyter’s hero status made him a powerful man. In the portrait he is richly dressed and holding his commander’s baton. Around his neck he is wearing the Order of St Michael, awarded to him by the King of France.

On display in room 2.15 Ferdinand Bol Michiel Adriaensz. de Ruyter 1652-1674 Anglo-Dutch Wars

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