Sunday, 10 May 2009

Dutch Horseman 1660 by Rembrandt

Frederick Rihel (1621 - 1681) came from Strasbourg and was a successful Merchant in Amsterdam. As an official of the civic guard he took part in the procession which welcomed the Prince of Orange into Amsterdam in 1660. Frederick Rihel is wearing an ornate dress and there are glimpses of the procession winding along behind him.

1 comment:

Motorway said...

The painting is interesting for a number of reasons, one of it being that it is one of only two known paintings of civil horsemen of the 17th century, the other one being the one of Paulus Potter of Dirck Tulp.