SLINGELAND, Pieter Cornelisz. van
(b. 1640, Leiden, d. 1691, Leiden)
Johan Hulshoutc. 1670
Oil on panel., 37 x 30 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The pendant to this portrait, of the sitter's wife, Anna Splinter (c. 1630-1694), is in the National Gallery of Ireland. The couple married in 1650.
Johan Hulshout (1623-1687) was the son of a wine merchant in The Hague. He studied law at the University of Leiden, and became secretary organization which supervised the regional system of canals, dikes, and dams. He held the post until his death.