HEEMSKERCK, Maerten van
(b. 1498, Heemskerck, d. 1574, Haarlem)
Portrait of Pieter Bicker Gerritsz.1529
Oil on panel, 86 x 66 cm
The companion-piece of this painting, the portrait of Anna Codde is also in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
The traditional identification of the couple is probably incorrect, the two portraits represent a young and hard-working couple, they were painted probably to mark their betrothal.