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Frans Hals: 'Portrait of Jean de la Chambre at the Age of 33'
Jean de la Chambre (1605/6 - 1668), who is shown holding a quill, was a distinguished calligrapher and Master of the French School in Ursulasteeg, Haarlem.

This small portrait seems to have been used as a modello for an engraving (in the same direction) by J. Suyderhoef in 1638, used as the frontispiece for a book published by De la Chambre which contains six examples of his own calligraphic skill.

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