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Portrait of Jan van Amstel and his wife Anna Boxhoorn

Portrait of Jan van Amstel and his wife Anna Boxhoorn

Abraham van den Tempel (in 1671)

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This double portrait was painted two years after Jan van Amstel’s death. The couple’s status is emphasised by their surroundings, their expensive clothes and the presence of an African boy who most likely came to the Netherlands via the slave trade. The ship in the background refers to Van Amstel’s role as a captain, as does the staff in his hand. Posthumous portraits were not uncommon in the 17th century, mostly commissioned by family members.

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Title Portrait of Jan van Amstel and his wife Anna Boxhoorn
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 181 cm
Height 142 cm
Artists Schilder: Abraham van den Tempel
Accession number 1852 (OK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1865
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1865
Age artist About 49 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Vormen van verdraagzaamheid (2013)
A Global Table (2017)
Lief en Leed (2018)
Research Alma
Material
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Abraham van den Tempel

Leeuwarden 1622 - Amsterdam 1672

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