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Jacob de Witt

Jacob de Witt (1589-1674): burgomaster of Dordrecht, ambassador extraordinary to Sweden and Norway, Grand Pensionary. He was briefly imprisoned in 1650 for his part in the opposition of the States of Holland to William II's military policy. The sitter is identified in an engraving by J. Houbraken of 1760, made from a drawing by A. Schouman based on the original portrait. De Witt married Anna van den Corput (1599-1645), who is represented in the pendant portrait DPG571.

Not currently on display

Artist
Gerrit van Honthorst
Date
1639
Location
Not on display
Dimensions
97 x 83 cm
Materials
Oil on panel
Inscription
Inscribed, signed and dated, centre left: 'AE 50/ GHonthorst.1639' (GH as monogram)
Acquisition
Purchased, with the aid of grants from the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Stanley Scott Fund and the National Arts Collection Fund, 1990
Accession number
DPG652