Van der Helst's talents as a portrait painter were in great demand. He demonstrates his skill in this double portrait through the realistic depiction of the faces and fabrics. This nuptial portrait was commissioned by the Amsterdam based cloth merchant Abraham del Court. He wears a black satin suit and his wife Maria wears a silvery white French satin dress.
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|Title||Abraham del Court and His Wife Maria de Kaersgieter|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 146,5 cm
Height 172 cm
Bartholomeus van der Helst
|Accession number||1296 (OK)|
|Creation date||in 1654|
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Reflecting Class in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer (2016)
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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