Maarten van Heemskerck (1498–1574), Haarlem, 1529, oil on panel, Maarten van Heemskerck, 1529

Maarten van Heemskerck (1498–1574), Haarlem, 1529, oil on panel, Maarten van Heemskerck, 1529

olieverf op paneel, h 86.6cm × w 66.2cm. More details

A man is working on his accounts, while a woman is seated at a spinning wheel. This pair of portraits was probably painted for the couple’s engagement or wedding. He is portrayed as a prudent merchant, she as a diligent housewife. These are two of the earliest portraits of Dutch citizens.

Maarten van Heemskerck

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