Consul Titus Manlius Torquatus Orders the Beheading of his Son, Ferdinand Bol, 1661 - 1664

Consul Titus Manlius Torquatus Orders the Beheading of his Son, Ferdinand Bol, 1661 - 1664

oil on canvas, h 218cm × w 242cm More details

This picture was painted for the headquarters of the Admiralty of Amsterdam. It represents a story from Roman times in which a consul condemns his son to be beheaded for ignoring a command. The Admiralty intended this image to proclaim that insubordination would be severely punished. It also reminded officers that they must always remain impartial.

On display in room 2.15

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