Portrait of Frederick Rihel on Horseback by Rembrandt

Frederick Rihel (1621 - 1681) came from Strasbourg and was a successful Merchant in Amsterdam.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
214 x 192 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £160,000)
Acquired in:
1960
Vendor:
Lady Salmond

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.

Provenance

(1741) Earl of Grantham; Earl Cowper; Lady Desborough; Lady Salmond.

Venue details

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, LONDON London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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