Bernhard Keil, called Monsu Bernado (Elsinore 1624-1687 Rome)
Width: 140cm / Height: 183cm
The son of a German painter from Meissen and his Dutch wife, Eberhard Caspersen Keilhau was born at Elsinore in Denmark. He received his initial training in his native country but later he was able to secure a place in Rembrandt’s studio. The present work was executed during Keil’s Roman period in the last sixteen years of his life. His later, Roman paintings, marked by their more elaborate compositions are populated by more figures and, consequently, are often on a larger scale compared to his earlier works.