HELST, Bartholomeus van der
(b. 1613, Haarlem, d. 1670, Amsterdam)

Portrait of a Gentleman

Oil on canvas, 112 x 96 cm
Private collection

The painting shows an unidentified gentleman before a balustrade with a distant view of Haarlem beyond. Its pendant of the same size portrays a lady, presumably his wife.

The background in both paintings is the work of another artist, probably one of Jacob van Ruisdael's followers.

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