Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter by Ferdinand Bol Rijksmuseum Amsterdam SK-A-44


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Title Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter wikidata:Q17319701
Portrait of Michiel Adriaensz. de Ruyter, at knee-length, standing in front of a red curtain and a balustrade. In the background a seascape with De Ruyter's flagship De Zeven Provinciën. De Ruyters rests his right arm on a globe, while holding a baton in his right hand. Around his neck he is wearing the Order of Saint Michael. On the table the globe is standing on lies a map showing the coastline of Holland and Flanders with in the middle the island of Walcheren, where De Ruyter was born. Part of a series of six identical portraits of Michiel Adriaensz. de Ruyter of which four have survived.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 157 cm (61.8 in). Width: 138 cm (54.3 in).
Room 2.15
Accession number SK-A-44
Place of creation Amsterdam
Object history

: commissioned by Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676), Vlissingen

: given to Admiraliteit van Zeeland, Middelburg, by Michiel de Ruyter, Vlissingen

by 1795: Departement der Konvooyen en Licenten, Vlissingen

by 1808: Departementale Raad van Zeeland

: given to the Nationaal Museum, today Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Inventory number SK-A-44, by Departementale Raad van Zeeland

Unknown date: lent to the Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum, today Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam, Inventory number RB.0001, by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Exhibition history De stadhouder-koning en zijn tijd 1650-1950, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, , cat.no. 126.

Signature and date center right: FBol. fecit. 1667

on the balustrade

bottom left: CALIS

On the map

Anonymous (1809) Catalogus der schilderijen, oudheden, enz. op het Koninklijk Museum te Amsterdam, Amsterdam: Gebroeders van Cleeff, p. 10, cat.no. 37, as Ferdinand Bol, ‘Het Portrait van den Luitenant Admiraal, Hertog en Ridder Michiel Adriaansz. de Ruiter’.

Anonymous (1830) Aanwijzing der schilderijen, berustende op ’s Rijks Museum, te Amsterdam, [s.l.: s.n.], p. 11, cat.no. 35, as Ferdinand Bol, ‘Het portret van den luitenant-admiraal, hertog en ridder Michiel Adriaansz. de Ruiter’.

Anonymous (1839) Aanwijzing der schilderijen, berustende op ’s Rijks Museum te Amsterdam, [s.l.: s.n.], p. 9, cat.no. 35, as Ferdinand Bol, ‘Portret van den luitenant admiraal hertog en ridder Michiel Adriaansz. de Ruiter’.

Anonymous (1903) Catalogus der Schilderijen miniaturen, pastels, omlijste teekeningen, enz. in het Rijks-Museum te Amsterdam, Amsterdam: Boek- en kunstdrukkerij v/h Roeloffzen-Hübner en Van Santen, p. 55, cat.no. 549, as Ferdinand Bol, Michiel Adriaensz. de Ruyter.

Anonymous (1934) Catalogus der schilderijen pastels–miniaturen–aquarellen tentoongesteld in het Rijksmuseum te Amsterdam, Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, p. 53, cat.no. 549, as Michiel Adr. de Ruyter.

G. Isarlov (-) ‘...’, La Renaissance.

R. van Luttervelt (1953) 'Het officiële portret van De Ruyter door Bol', Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum, vol. 1, p. 33-34, with image.

Marianne Buikstra-de Boer (ed.; 1976) All the paintings of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Maarssen: Schwartz, ISBN 90-6179-010-7, p. 43, 124, with image in black and white.

F. Grijzenhout (1984) ‘Tempel voor Nederland. De Nationale Konst-Gallerij in ’s-Gravenhage’, Nederlands Kunsthistorische Jaarboek, vol. 35, p. 21, ill. 18.

A. Th. Deursen (1992) Mensen van klein vermogen, Amsterdam, p. 96.

Anonymous (1999) Annual report. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, p. 40, ill.

P. Sigmond (2007) ‘Zeeslagen en zeehelden in de Gouden Eeuw, Maritieme geschiedenis in het De Ruyterjaar’, Rijksmuseum Kunstkrant, vol. 33, no. 2, p. 5-8, ill.

L. Souren (2016) 'Verfraaide zeehelden in opdracht', Desipientia, vol. 23, no. 2, p. 12-17, ill. 1 (color).

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue, as Ferdinand Bol, Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral.

RKDimages, Art-work number 1853, as Ferdinand Bol and possibly Willem van de Velde (II), Portrait of Michiel Adriaensz. de Ruyter (1607-1676).

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur, object 20360619, as Ferdinand Bol, attributed to Willem van de Velde (II), Porträt des Michiel Adriaensz. de Ruyter.
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