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.

£8,000