“Governare una famiglia è poco meno difficile che governare un regno.”
Michelle de Montaigne
(Dordrecht 1620 – ivi 1691)
Oil on canvas
Cm 120 x 165
Signed on the bottom right
In this large family portrait, the members of the group are depicted in simple attire, in perfect accordance with the Calvinistic dictates of the time.
The wife, in a shy, reserved pose, has her daughters next to her while the head of the family has a solemn, satisfied expression as if to show the wealth he has achieved. The boy, heir to the family fortune, holds a golf club that is a testament to the family’s high social standing.
Excellent state of conservation.