Jan de Reus (about 1600 - 1685) was a Rotterdam silk merchant. He was burgomaster of Rotterdam eight times, and a director of the Dutch East India Company from 1658. The identification of the sitter is made by comparison with a copy of the portrait by Pieter van der Werff (Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum; on loan to Rotterdam, Historisch Museum). This painting is one of a series of portraits of directors of the Dutch East India Company (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam).
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN