Ferdinand Bol

1616-1680 Netherlands-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Ferdinand Bol was born in Dordrecht. One of his first tutors was Abraham Bloemaert in Utrecht. Bol later became a pupil of Rembrandt who had a strong influence on his early works.
He painted in his studio in Amsterdam were he produced many portrait commissions. His service was in very high demand in Amsterdam. History was another of his subjects. The portraitist Godfrey Kneller became one of his students.
He married a lady of great wealth which is suspected to be the reason he ceased to paint in 1669. He died in Amsterdam in 1680.

 

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The Six
Regents

The Six Regents and the Beadle of the Nieuwe Zijds Institute

Aeneas at
the Court

Aeneas at the court of Latinus

Aegina is
Awaiting

Aegina is Awaiting the Arrival of Zeus

A Scholar at
His Desk

A Scholar at His Desk

Bacchus and
Ariadne

Bacchus and Ariadne

Petronella Elias
With a Basket

Petronella Elias With a Basket of Fruit

Engel
de Ruyter

Engel de Ruyter

Elijah Fed by
an Angel

Elijah Fed by an Angel

A Lady Playing
the Lute

A Lady Playing the Lute

Governors of
the Wine

Governors of the Wine Merchant's Guild of Amsterdam

A
Woman

A Woman

Michiel
de Ruyter

Michiel de Ruyter

Officers of
the Militia

Officers of the Militia led by Colonel Govert Suijs

Otto van der
Waeyen

Otto van der Waeyen in a Polish Costume

Venus
and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

Portrait of a
Lady

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a
Scholar

Portrait of a Scholar

Portrait of a
Woman

Portrait of a Woman

Quirinus
Stercke

Quirinus Stercke

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Woman Dressed
as a Huntress

Woman Dressed as a Huntress

The Offerng
of Gifts

The Offerng of Gifts for Building Salomon's Temple

Portrait of a
Man

Portrait of a Man

Venus
Presenting

Venus Presenting Aeneas with Armour from Vulcano's Smithy

Jacob's
Dream

Jacob's Dream

man in golden
helmet mars

man in golden helmet mars

pyrrhus shows his
elephant to fabritius

pyrrhus shows his elephant to fabritius