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Portrait of Jacques Specx

  • Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

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This is a portrait of Jacques Specx, the long-serving chief merchant for the VOC in Japan who would later rise to become Governor-General in Batavia from 1629 to 1632. Here he is shown surrounded by objects connected with Japan, signifying his long tenure in that country.

Anonymous, Portrait of Jacques Specx, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, 1629-1675, RP-P-OB-67.334, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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