(b. 1624, Mechelen, d. 1698, The Hague)

Bust of Jacob van Reygersberg

Colour-washed terracotta, height 55 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Jacob van Reygersberg (1625-1675) was the regent of Zeeland and an important patron of the sculptor Verhulst. There is an almost identical marble version in the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Verhulst probably made the terracotta first, 'from life', to serve as the basis for the working model in plaster.

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