Johanna Catherina Berck was born in Amsterdam on 21 March 1778 and died there on 31 January 1847. On 1 July 1794, she married Adrianus van Bymkershoek van Hoogstraten.
The present miniature is a typical work of Boze's Dutch period. For others, see G. Fabre's exhibition catalogue Joseph Boze 1745-1826, Martigues, Musée Ziem, 2004-2005, nos. 80-85.