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 History scenes Ferdinand Bol

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