Hendrick Pot Portrait of Jean Fontaine (1608-1668)
On view in Room 13
These two small panels belong together. On the left is the Amsterdam merchant Jean Fontaine, who is 25, and on the right is his wife Anna Hooftman, aged 20. They had their portraits painted by Hendrick Pot on the occasion of their marriage. The two portraits are still in their original oval frames of imitation marble.
Probably by inheritance to Joan Fontaine and Petronella Calkoen, Amsterdam, until 1753, and Calkoen heirs, until 1900; bequest of Abraham, Baron Calkoen, to the Dutch State, 1966; on long-term loan from the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (inv. no. C 1823), 1987-2010; transferred, 2010