FABRITIUS, Barent
(b. 1624, Midden-Beemster, d. 1673, Amsterdam)

Portrait of Willem van der Helm and His Family

1656
Oil on canvas, 148 x 128 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The painting depicts the Leiden architect Willem van der Helm (1628-1675) with his wife and their one-year-old son. From 1662 till his death, as a city architect, Van der Helm designed a number of Dutch classicist buildings in Leiden that still stand today.