Canvas, 96 x 75 cm
Zeist Town Hall
Following his sister, Geertruida’s half-brother Gerard and his wife Agatha Hasselaer also had themselves portrayed by Jacob Backer. But although Geertruida’s portrait clearly served as a model for that of Agatha, and the compositions are extremely similar, the image of Geertruida is far superior in terms of the handling of paint and facial expression. The wooded landscape in the background of the Agatha picture appears to have been added later.