Local Heart, Global Soul

May 24, 2016

Your Face Is Set In Stone, Your Hair In A Permanent Wave…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

In the Portrait room there are more than portraits in painted form, there  are also ones carved in marble too.

These busts are of prominent people of the time, and the detail not just in the faces but also in the texture of the hair, hands and cloth around them is nothing short of stunning.

It’s amazing that even the veins on the hands are so intricately carved, and such realism achieved.
Portrait of  Johannes Munter” Carrara marble, Amsterdam 1673, attributed to Bartholomeus Eggers (1637- before 1692)
Bartholomeus Eggers was one of the young sculptors trained by Artus Quellinus in his Amsterdam workshop.

Eggers’ portrait of Mayor Johannes Munter is still strongly influenced by his teacher’s style. However, the sculptor introduced a playful motif: Munter plays with the tassels of his collar with his left hand, subtly subverting the formal character of the bust.”

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Portrait of Gerard Schaep van Cortenhoeff” Carrara marble, attributed to Bartholomeus Eggers (1637- before 1692)
Gerard Schaep was one of the many conservative Calvinists among the Amsterdam regents. He was held in high esteem for his many years of public service: elected mayor a total of eleven times and served as the Republic’s envoy extraordinary to Denmark and Sweden. This lofty status warranted a monumental bust portrait in marble.”

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum

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