1587 - 1631
Marten Rijckaert was born in Antwerp, and probably taught there by his father. He may then have visited Italy. From 1611 he worked in Antwerp. By this time he had already lost one arm but continued to paint. Van Dyck's striking portrait of him (Museo del Prado, Madrid) shows his disability.
Attributed to Marten Rijckaert
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN