Portrait of Abraham Velters (1603-1690)

Portrait of Abraham Velters (1603-1690)

We have recently described a beautiful portrait of Amsterdam merchant and art collector Abraham Velters. It is a remarkable copy after a painting by Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (1608-1651), last seen at Christie’s in 2012.

[Antique drawing, watercolor] Portrait of Abraham Velters, ca. 1820, 1 p.
Unknown artist, after Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (1608-1651), Portrait of Abraham Velters, ca. 1820.

The Rijksmuseum holds a copy of the marvellous portrait, but it’s much more clumsy and less neat than our watercolor.

Find below the original painting and the drawn copy at the Rijksmuseum. More on our drawing at this link: PR12121.

Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (Harlingen 1608-1651 Amsterdam) Portrait of Abraham Velters (1603-1690), half-length, in a grey cloak and lace collar, wearing a hat (Christie’s sale 5602, Old Master & British Paintings evening sale, lot 6) https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5584784
Christiaan Kramm, naar Jacob Adriaensz. Backer, Portret van Abraham Velters (1603-1690), 1822, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, inv.
RP-T-1892-A-2616 http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.252561