About this artwork

This portrait of an unidentified man dressed in the dark-coloured clothing and a bright white typical for a Dutch burgher. His age, forty-seven, is inscribed on the painting, which is also signed and dated 1662. Jan de Braij painted one of the boys, aged eleven in the same year. He also portrayed the woman and the other boy, aged seventeen in 1663. All four works are very similar in terms of shape, size and colouring and certainly belong together, presumably depicting a couple and their two children.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Portrait of a Man (Aged 47)
  • date created:
    Dated 1662
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    Oval: 23.50 x 17.40 cm (framed: 53.80 x 31.30 x 7.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Mrs. Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921
  • accession number:
    NG 1500
  • gallery:
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Jan de Braij

Jan de Braij