Portrait of a Man

914 voorzijde

Portrait of a Man

Pieter Pietersz

914 - zaal 6

This portrait of an unknown man belongs with the portrait of a woman that also hangs in this room. The man had been at the Mauritshuis since 1953, all on his own. Until 1996, when the portrait of the woman was donated to the museum. The two clearly belong together and have since been reunited.

Where these small paintings have been and who Pietersz was depicting is unknown. What we do know is the age of his sitters, thanks to the Latin inscription: Anno 1597, my age 60.

oil on panel
42.5 x cm.
Acquisition 1953