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Bust of Ferdinand van Collen (1651-1735) in an oval medallion. Bottom left an allegorical female figure representing the city of Amsterdam, right a putto with the Van Collen coat of arms and top left an angel with trumpet. At the bottom right are name and details in four lines in Dutch with a twelve line verse in Dutch below. Copper engraving by Jacob Houbraken (1698-1780), after Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759). Published in Amsterdam in 1727 by Joannes van Braam & Gerard onder de Linden. Van Collen was Lord of Gunterstein and Tienhoven. He established himself as a lawyer in 1680 in Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht, lived on the Herengracht from 1689. Council 1694-1735, Rear Admiral 1696, Chief Bailiff 1709-1718, Mayor of Amsterdam 1727, 1731, 1734; deputy in Velde 1706, 1707, 1708; director of the West India Company and director of the Suriname Society 1688, captain of the bourgeoisie 1696 etc. Fought in the naval war against Sweden and that against France 1675-1678. Source: Rijksmuseum, 2014; National Office for Art Historical Documentation, 2014.
This text has been translated automatically from Dutch