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|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 82.7 cm
Height 107.5 cm
|Accession number||3450 (OK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: P. & N. de Boer Foundation 1960|
|Age artist||About 45 years old|
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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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All about the artist
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....Bekijk het volledige profiel