MUSEUM DE LAKENHAL, IN LEIDEN, ACQUIRES PORTRAIT BY THE LEIDEN FIJNSCHILDER ARY DE VOIS.
A young man is depicted wearing the full regalia of a guardsman in one of Leiden’s civic militia companies. The splendid, gold-embroidered ensign that rests across one shoulder reflects his position as standard-bearer, for which the requirement was to be of good birth and unmarried.
Photographs of installation in the museum courtesy of Hielco Kuipers.
Loan Community of Interest in Museum De Lakenhal (purchased with support of the Vereniging Rembrandt, thanks in part to its VriendenLoterij Aankoopfonds and a donation of The School of Life Amsterdam, 2022), since 2022.