LINT, Hendrik Frans van
(b. 1684, Antwerpen, d. 1763, Roma)

Portrait of Giacomo van Lint

Oil on copper, 29 x 24 cm
Private collection

This painting is the only accepted portrait by Hendrick van Lint. The artist has chosen as his subject his son Giacomo (1723-1790), an accomplished artist himself, who is shown here as an elegant young man underneath an arched opening. In the background the St. Peter's Square in Rome can be recognized.

Framing the sitter in a bay window was the custom of many Northern painters of the seventeenth century.