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Half-length portrait of Johan de Witt (1625-1672). At the bottom the title in Dutch and an 8-line verse by Geeraert Brandt. De Witt was lord of South and North Linschoten, Snelrewaard, Hekendorp and IJsselvere. In the Golden Age, during the First Stadtholderless Era, he was grand pensionary of the County of Holland for nineteen years, making him the most important politician of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. He was also a gifted mathematician who is considered one of the founders of insurance mathematics. Johan and his brother Cornelis were murdered by Orangists and horribly mutilated. Etching and engraving by Hendrik Bary (1632-1707), after the painting by Caspar Netscher (1639-1684). Published in Leiden by Pieter Engelvaert, around 1670. Signed in print. Source: Rijksmuseum, 2015.
This text has been translated automatically from Dutch