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Bust of Cornelis van Bynkershoek (1673-1743) in an oval, between two columns. On the right a curtain and in the foreground the personification of justice, seated on the back of a sphinx. In the left foreground, books on justice, a laurel wreath and a mirror with a snake around the handle. Below the portrait are coat of arms and his name and details in four lines in Latin. Copper engraving by Jacob Houbraken (1698-1780), after the painting by Philip van Dijk (1683-1753). Published in Amsterdam by Isaak Tirion (1705-1765) in 1743. Van Bijnkershoek was a Dutch lawyer and jurist who contributed to the development of international (maritime) law with works such as "De dominio maris" (1702), in which he argued that coastal states have the right to the adjacent waters. He initially studied theology, later law at the University of Franeker. He was councilor from 1704 - 1724 and then president of the Supreme Court of Holland, Zeeland and West Friesland until his death. He died at the age of 69 in The Hague. Source: Rijksmuseum, 2014.
This text has been translated automatically from Dutch