Baen, de, Jan “Self-portrait with his wife, Maria de Kinderen”

Baen, de, Jan “Self-portrait with his wife, Maria de Kinderen”

Haarlem 1633 – The Hague 1702

Self-portrait with his wife, Maria de Kinderen

Canvas
Dated: ca. 1674
101 x 93 cm
Inv.nr. 139-1946, Cat.nr.7

De Baen, pupil of Jacob Backer, shows himself with his painter’s attributes, his wife is holding a small portrait of a little girl. This could be a deceased daughter, or it might simply be an advertisement of the painter’s skill as a miniaturist.