Attributed to Jan Pauwel Gillemans(I)(Antwerp, 1618-1675)
Portrait of a Dutch Naval Officer / Aristocrat in a cartouche of flowers and fruits'
Oil on canvas
39.5 x 30in. (excluding frame)
45.5 x 36.25in. (including frame)
Oragnie Boven is inscribed on the back which is a Victory cry for the Dutch. This may refer to the House of Orange - Nassau.
The portrait has been inserted into the still life at some point in the 17th Century. There is a corresponding line visible where the oval canvas joins the still life. Both canvas's have been backed on to the lining as a result.
Condition: Relined. Extensive cracquelure, chips, small retouch lower right with corresponding losses, other minor losses. Surface dirt and minor discolouration. In a gilt wood frame with green and black inner sections. Paint surface stable.