REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn
(b. 1606, Leiden, d. 1669, Amsterdam)
Portrait of Jeremias de Decker1666
Oil on canvas, 71 x 56 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Catalogue number: Bredius 320.
Jeremias de Decker (or Dekker (1610-1666) was a Dutch poet and Rembrandt's friend. He wrote a poem about Rembrandt's painting "Christ and Mary Magdalen," another of his poems was entitled "Homage to the Great Rembrandt".