Portrait of Suitbertus Purmerent

Suitbertus Hendriksz. Purmerent (1587 - 1650), was born in The Hague and became a Roman Catholic priest in 1615. The identification of the sitter is confirmed by another portrait of him by Hendrik Cornelisz. van der Vliet (Delft, Begijnhof).

This portrait was probably painted to mark his appointment as archpriest of Delfland in February 1631. In 1631 he was 44 years old, and not 45, as is stated in the inscription. He holds a biretta in his right hand.

Key facts

Artist dates
1583/4? - 1642
Full title
Portrait of Suitbertus Purmerent
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
113.5 x 85.4 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1884
Inventory number
Location in Gallery