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Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter (1607–1676)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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This portrait shows Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, almost full-face, in three-quarter length. He is shown wearing a black coat with gold buttons over a long-sleeved gold-brocaded waistcoat, and is clasping a commander’s baton with his right hand. Around his neck he wears a pendant depicting St Michael slaying Satan, which alludes to the Order of St Michael into which he was admitted in 1666.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1667

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 150 x W 127 cm

Accession number

BHC2997

Work type

Painting


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