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Portrait of the Haarlem shell collector Jan Govertsen van der Aer

Portrait of the Haarlem shell collector Jan Govertsen van der Aer

Hendrick Goltzius (in 1603)

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The famous Haarlem based painter and engraver Hendrick Goltzius has painted an informal portrait of his friend, the textile merchant Jan Govertsen van der Aer. The proud merchant is dressed in a black tunic with a simple open collar. On his lap is his valuable collection of shells.

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Title Portrait of the Haarlem shell collector Jan Govertsen van der Aer
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 82.7 cm
Height 107.5 cm
Artists Schilder: Hendrick Goltzius
Accession number 3450 (OK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: P. & N. de Boer Foundation 1960
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1960
Age artist About 45 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions A Global Table (2017)
Research Alma
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Hendrick Goltzius

Mühlbracht (Bracht-am-Niederrhein) 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Hendrik Goltzius was an engraver from Haarlem. In the beginning he mainly engraved works designed by other artists, but later also used his own designs....

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