Jacob Willemsz. Delff II
(Delft 1619 – 1661)
Portrait of Agatha Valensis – van Beresteyn (1625 – 1702)
Signed and dated 1646 m.r.
Oil on panel, 68.5 x 56.4 cm
– Collection Van Beresteyn, Delft
– By descent to the present owner
Agatha van Beresteyn was the daughter of Cornelis van Beresteyn (1586-1638), the mayor of Delft, and lived at the Oude Delft 132. In 1644 she married Theodorus Valensis (1612-1673), former alderman and court physician to the princes Maurits and Frederik Hendrik of Orange.