Detail: Man with a Carnation

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After the “Date Night” on Friday, you will now find a “Detail Date” on Thursday. The looks of our portrayed tell a lot, but their accessories and inscriptions sometimes even more. 
Every week, we will give you a detail to look at and ask for an answer.


This peculiar man is holding a special flower. Do you know which one and what the flower represents?

  • A rose; the man is in love
  • A carnation; he is engaged
  • A dandelion; as a symbol of happiness

What do you think? 
Need a hint? Feel free to consult the downloadable visitor guide.

For those of you who can't get enough and already want to experience the story of the history of portraiture, there is an exhibition catalogue available which can be sent to your home (for a fee).


Meet the previous dates again here: