Portrait of a Dutch Commander (?)

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 was previously attributed to the Alkmaar painter Cesar van Everdingen (1617–1678). It was probably painted in about 1650–1.

Key facts

Full title
Portrait of a Dutch Commander (?)
Date made
probably 1651
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
120 x 86.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by an anonymous donor, 1918
Inventory number
Location in Gallery