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Abraham del Court and His Wife Maria de Kaersgieter

Abraham del Court and His Wife Maria de Kaersgieter

Bartholomeus van der Helst (in 1654)

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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
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 146,5 cm
Height 172 cm
Artists Painter: Bartholomeus van der Helst
Accession number 1296 (OK)
Credits Purchased 1866
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1866
Creation date in 1654
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Lievelingen (2024)
External exhibitions Reflecting Class in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer (2016)
Research Show research Alma
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Bartholomeus van der Helst

Haarlem 1613 - Amsterdam 1670

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