Consul Titus Manlius Torquatus Orders the Beheading of his Son, Ferdinand Bol, 1661 - 1664 Ferdinand Bol 1616-1680 Netherlands Dutch ( detail )

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This picture was painted for the headquarters of the Admiralty of Amsterdam. It represents a story from Roman times in which a consul condemns his son to be beheaded for ignoring a command. The Admiralty intended this image to proclaim that insubordination would be severely punished. It also reminded officers that they must always remain impartial.

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