BRAY, Jan de
(b. ca. 1627, Haarlem, d. 1697, Haarlem)

The Governors of the Guild of St Luke, Haarlem

Oil on canvas, 130 x 184 cm
Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem

This exceptional group portrait is probably the work of no fewer than four hands, although it goes under the name of Jan de Bray, the man second from left. The painters Jan de Jong and Jan van Hotingh painted their own likenesses, while the brothers Jan and Dirck de Bray painted each other.