VRIES, Abraham de
(b. ca. 1590, Den Haag, d. ca. 1650, Den Haag)

Self-Portrait

1621
Oil on canvas, 80 x 65 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

In his self-portrait the artist presents himself as a learned painter, and his acquaintance with the distinguished humanist Peiresc in Aix-en-Provence lends the notion credibility.