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Attributed to Cesar van Everdingen: 'Portrait of a Dutch Commander (?)'

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The sitter, who was presumably a military commander, has not been identified. He carries a commander's baton in his right hand. The bridge and towers in the background seem to be a reminiscence of those of the Castel Sant' Angelo in Rome. Their inclusion may indicate that the sitter wished to record a visit to the city.

This picture can be compared to portraits by Everdingen from 1648 (Alkmaar, Stedelijk Museum and Leiden, Sint-Salvatorhof). It was probably painted in about 1650-1.

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