Drs E.N. Domela Nieuwenhuis has kindly informed us after inspection of the originals that the painter of the present portraits was probably active in Zeeland at the beginning of the 17th century. His style shows Antwerp influences notably that of Cornelis de Vos. A group of portraits can be assigned to him, among which is the 'Portrait of a woman' in the Staatliches Museum, Schwerin, dating from circa 1620 (C.H. de Jonge, op.cit., cat.no.219B, fig.135, where erroneously dated 1625/35). The male sitter was the son of Charles Everwijn of Middelburg and Susanna L'Oiseleur de Villier.
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