GUESS WHO? Portrait of Ambrosius Capello, Bishop of Antwerp

c.1650-1665
Jan Boeckhorst (1604-1668)

After the “Date Night” on Friday and the “Detail Date” on Thursday, it is time for a new series!

Today we play "Guess who?" Our portraits have a lot to tell about themselves, but is it enough for you to recognize them?

Do you know the identity of this man? Maybe his cross, skull cap and red hat can get you started! 

  • The man is a Jewish merchant who converted to Christianity.
  • The person portrayed is Cardinal Carlo de Medici.
  • This man is Bishop of Antwerp, Ambrosius Capello.


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