VEEN, Otto van
(b. 1556, Leiden, d. 1629, Brussel)

Portrait of Nicolaas Rockox

Oil on panel, 26,5 x 35 cm
Rubens House, Antwerp

Nicolaas Rockox (1560-1640) was the burgomaster (mayor) of Antwerp. His fame is largely attributed to his friendship to Rubens and the commissions he gave to this artist. His 17th-century patrician is housing a fine collection of Flemish art.