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Whereabouts of a Painting by Benjamin Samuel Bolomey Sought

Tom van der Molen, curator at the Amsterdam Museum is searching for the whereabouts of the Self portrait of Benjamin Samuel Bolomey with his family from ca. 1773-74. It was in the possession of the painter’s descendants until it was stolen in the Netherlands in 1989. The painting is a crucial work in the oeuvre of the painter that worked from The Hague, but also regularly portrayed sitters in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Museum has two of his portraits in collection.

The portrait is painted on canvas and measures ca. 100 x 70 cm. The woman’s dress is off-white, the boy’s suit is green and the daughter is dressed in pink.

Please contact Tom at if you have any indication of the painting’s whereabouts after 1989.

Benjamin Samuel Bolomey (1739-1819), Self portrait of Benjamin Samuel Bolomey with his family, ca. 1773-74
Whereabouts unknown