MUSSCHER, Michiel van
(b. 1645, Rotterdam, d. 1705, Amsterdam)

Portrait of Gerard Pietersz. Hulft

Oil on canvas, 49 x 40 cm
Private collection

Gerard Pietersz. Hulft (1621-1656) was the first councillor and director-general of the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) in 1654. He perished, as commandor-in-chief, at a young age in 1656 in the siege of Colombo. There is a portrait of Hulft by Govaert Flinck in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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