Hanneman's portrait of Johan de Witt dates from 1652 when he was working in The Hague as Pensionary for Dordrecht, his town of birth. If Adriaen Pauw was absent, De Witt also acted as Council Pensionary. In 1653, he succeeded Pauw in this position. Hanneman shows de Witt turned to the left with a truncated pillar in the background. The pillar was, at that time, not only a symbol of mortality, but also of steadfastness, acuity and, sometimes, chastity.
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|Title||Portrait of Johan de Witt (1625-1672)|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 63,5 cm
Height 79,5 cm
|Accession number||1280 (OK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: A.J. Lamme 1854|
|Creation date||in 1652|
|Age artist||About 49 years old|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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