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Thomas Hees with his Nephews Jan ad Adries Hees and his servant Thomas the negro.
17th c Dutch Baroque Painting

Michael van MUSSCHER (1645 - 1705) Primary
c. 1687
17th c
Oil on canvas
Painted
Baroque
Oil painting
North Africa.
Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum.
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Thomas Hees served as a diplomat in Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli. He negociated the freedom of Dutch slaves and protested the privateering of Duch ships. He sits surronde by the treasures he had acquired in ort aftica. An inscription on the back gives his servant's name and age: "Thomas, the negro, 17 years old."

Caption: MUSSCHER Michael van |Thomas Hees with his Nephews Jan ad Adries Hees and his servant Thomas the negro. | c. 1687 |North Africa

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