5 November 2003
Jan de Baen (Haarlem 1633-1702 The Hague)
Portrait of Jan van der Haer (b. 1655), three-quarter-length, in a gold brocade coat with a red cape, leaning against a pedestal, a garden beyond; and Portrait of Helena van der Haer, née Stoutenburgh (1663-1702), seated three-quarter-length in an orange silk dress set with lace and a gold-embroidered green silk wrap, on a terrace before a wooded landscape
the first signed and indistinctly dated 'J: de Baen .7.' (lower right) and with the coat-of-arms of the Van der Haer family (lower right); the second indistinctly signed 'J: B' (lower right) and with the coat-of-arms of the Stoutenburgh family (lower left)
oil on canvas
122.1 x 93.6 cm.
a pair (2)
Anonymous sale, Oldenzeel, Rotterdam, 25 April 1892, lots 7 and 8.
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E.W. Moes, Iconographia Batava, Amsterdam, 1897, II, p. 368, no. 3069; IV, p. 429, no. 7638.
The Hague, Historical Museum and the Marriage Rooms of the Town Hall (on long-term loan until 2003).
The sitters married in 1683: Helena van der Haer was the daughter of Daniel Stoutenburgh and Susanna Stoutenburgh, née de Cocq; Jan van der Haer was estate steward of the Kloosterkerk, The Hague.
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