This beautiful portrait is attributed to Jan Anthonisz van Ravensteyn (Den Hague 1572-1657).
It is painted on a well preserved oak panel.
An important detail in this portrait is the medal he is wearing, it is the marriage medal of Frederick V and Elisabeth Stuart.
The medal was made by Jan de Blommaert in 1613.
It commemorates the uprisings of the predominantly Protestant Bohemia against Catholic Habsburg family during the thirty year war. (1618-1648).
The painting is in a almost perfect condition, the panel is flat.
The painting is housed in a new black frame.
Paintings by this artist have fetched up to 700.000 ponds on the art market.
Ravensteyn is considered amongst the very best of the dutch golden age portrait painters.
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