Old master paintings

Arnold Boonen

Portrait of Anna Lucretia Ortt, pendant portraits

Dordrecht / Amsterdam 1669 - 1729

Arnold Boonen

Portrait of Elisabeth Jacoba Bors van Waveren-Ortt and her daughter Jacoba Henriëtta (van Loon -) Bors van Waveren, pendant portraits

Dordrecht / Amsterdam 1669 - 1729

Philip van Dijk

A Man and a Woman, pendant portraits

Philip van Dijk

A Man and a Woman, pendant portraits

Studio Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Lady Dorothy Spencer, Countess of Sunderland

Antwerp / London 1599 - 1641

Peeter Franchoys

Portrait of a Young Man

Malines 1606 - 1654

Jan van Haensbergen

Portrait of a Lady with a Greyhound

Gorkum or Utrecht / The Hague 1642 – 1705

Johan van Haensbergen

Portrait of a man

(Gorinchem 1642 - 1705 The Hague)

Jan Lievens

‘Tronie’ of a Bearded Man

Leiden / Amsterdam 1607 – 1674

Isaac Luttichuys

Portrait of a Young Man, possibly Dr Johannes Crucius

London / Amsterdam 1616 - 1673

Nicolaes Maes

Portrait of a Woman, probably Anna or Maria Meulenaer

Dordrecht / Amsterdam 1634 - 1693

Nicolaes Maes

Portrait of Hendrick Meulenaer

Dordrecht / Amsterdam 1634 - 1693

Pieter Meert

Portrait of a Flemish Lady

Brussels 1619 - 1669

Abraham Ragueneau

Portrait of Johan Johansz de Wit

London 1623 - after 1681

Jan Verkolje

Portrait of Abraham van Bleyswijck Guilliaamszn, pendant portrait

Amsterdam / Delft 1650 - 1693

Jan Verkolje

Portrait of Johanna Anthonetta Blonk, pendant portrait

Amsterdam / Delft 1650 - 1693

Arnold Boonen

Portrait of Anna Lucretia Ortt, pendant portraits

Dordrecht / Amsterdam 1669 - 1729

Canvas, 94.5 x 80 cm
Signed 1723
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Arnold Boonen

Portrait of Elisabeth Jacoba Bors van Waveren-Ortt and her daughter Jacoba Henriëtta (van Loon -) Bors van Waveren, pendant portraits

Dordrecht / Amsterdam 1669 - 1729

Canvas, 96 x 80 cm
Painted 1723
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Philip van Dijk

A Man and a Woman, pendant portraits

Canvas, 49.5 x 40 cm
Painted 1726
Signed: P van Dijk
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Philip van Dijk

A Man and a Woman, pendant portraits

Canvas, 49.5 x 40 cm
Signed: P van Dijk
Dated: 1726
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Studio Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Lady Dorothy Spencer, Countess of Sunderland

Antwerp / London 1599 - 1641

Canvas, 109.7 x 126.7 cm
Painted circa 1640
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Peeter Franchoys

Portrait of a Young Man

Malines 1606 - 1654

Canvas, 77 x 59 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan van Haensbergen

Portrait of a Lady with a Greyhound

Gorkum or Utrecht / The Hague 1642 – 1705

Canvas, 51,4 x 43,8 cm
Painted: c. 1690-1695
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Johan van Haensbergen

Portrait of a man

(Gorinchem 1642 - 1705 The Hague)

Canvas, 51 x 42.5 cm.
Painted around 1680

A wonderful example of an ‘ordinary’ portrait of an unknown man, is this work by Johan van Haensbergen. Van Haensbergen is less well-known today, but in his own time his career included leading positions such as chief of the artists’ society Confrérie Pictura and director of the drawing academy, both in The Hague. The artists’ biographer Houbraken praised his ‘flattering brushwork’ which served him particularly well when painting ‘young ladies who wished to be portrayed in subtle shades of lily-white and flesh rose’.

This portrait shows a self-confident young man in a park-like garden of a large estate. He is gesturing towards the statue of Justice, which suggests that he may have been in the legal profession: a lawyer, or judge.

Covering the stone table beside him is a splendidly rendered cloth. It’s brush-like quality, captured so well here, forms a delightful contrast to the soft silk of the man’s quilted jacket. The use of colour is equally elegant: the deep blue and gold brocade of the jacket is set against the red of the cloth, which subtly echoes the blue.

This kind of jacket was known as a ‘Japanese’ gown, the Dutch version of the kimono. It was a popular garment for in the home among the wealthier classes of the late seventeenth century. Particularly costly elements were the shawl collar and the cuffs, finished with fashionable Venetian lace.

Fashion is not the only topic of interest in this portrait, plenty has also been written about carpets, and about portrayals of lawyers in art. An ‘ordinary’ portrait of an unknown man: a wonderful, stimulating work of art.

Jan Lievens

‘Tronie’ of a Bearded Man

Leiden / Amsterdam 1607 – 1674

Panel, 49 x 36,9 cm

Isaac Luttichuys

Portrait of a Young Man, possibly Dr Johannes Crucius

London / Amsterdam 1616 - 1673

Panel, 26.8 x 19.8 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Nicolaes Maes

Portrait of a Woman, probably Anna or Maria Meulenaer

Dordrecht / Amsterdam 1634 - 1693

Canvas, 43.5 x 31 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Nicolaes Maes

Portrait of Hendrick Meulenaer

Dordrecht / Amsterdam 1634 - 1693

Painted circa 1675
Canvas, 43.5 x 32.5 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Pieter Meert

Portrait of a Flemish Lady

Brussels 1619 - 1669

Canvas, 111.3 x 96.2 cm

Abraham Ragueneau

Portrait of Johan Johansz de Wit

London 1623 - after 1681

Canvas, 79 x 65 cm
Signed: ARagueneau A 1662
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan Verkolje

Portrait of Abraham van Bleyswijck Guilliaamszn, pendant portrait

Amsterdam / Delft 1650 - 1693

Copper, 55.2 x 46.7 cm
Signed: I. Verkolje / 1693 (bottom left)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan Verkolje

Portrait of Johanna Anthonetta Blonk, pendant portrait

Amsterdam / Delft 1650 - 1693

Copper, 55.2 x 46.7 cm
Signed: I. Verkolje / 1693 (bottom left)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague