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Consul Titus Manlius Torquatus Orders the Beheading of his Son

Ferdinand Bol1661 - 1663

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This picture was painted for the headquarters of the Admiralty of Amsterdam. It represents a story from Roman times in which a consul condemns his son to be beheaded for ignoring a command. The Admiralty
intended this image to proclaim that insubordination would be severely punished. It also reminded officers
that they must always remain impartial.

Details

  • Title: Consul Titus Manlius Torquatus Orders the Beheading of his Son
  • Creator: Bol, Ferdinand
  • Date Created: 1661 - 1663
  • Physical Dimensions: doek
  • Subject Keywords: Admiraliteit van Amsterdam
  • Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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