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

Artist
Full title
Portrait of a Dutch Commander (?)
Date made
probably 1651
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
120 x 86.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by an anonymous donor, 1918
Inventory number
NG3315
Location in Gallery