The painting is in good condition, consistent with age and wear. The canvas is relined. Some tiny losses of paint have been retouched. There are further marks and areas of retouching, where the frame has rubbed. The paint surface shows fine craquelure. There are a few faint scratch marks lower right. Inspection under UV light reveals scattered areas of small retouchings, a larger areas has been retouched regarding the face and the ribbon of the sitter’s right plait. The wooden frame shows small marks.
Jan Jansz. I Westerbaen (c. 1600-1686)
Jan Jansz. I Westerbaen was born in The Hague and trained by Evert Crijnsz. van der Maes. In 1624, he became a member of the Lucas Guild in The Hague. Later, he was also a co-founder of the ‘Confrérie Pictura’ in 1656. His son, Jan Jansz. Westerbaen d. J., also became a painter. Only a few portraits could have been preserved, some paintings have survived as printed reproductions. (cbo)