Portraits of Rogier Le Witer and his Wife, Catharina Behaghel, Jacob Jordaens (I), 1635

Portraits of Rogier Le Witer and his Wife, Catharina Behaghel, Jacob Jordaens (I), 1635

oil on canvas, h 152cm × w 118cm More details

Jordaens portrayed the Antwerp merchant Rogier Le Witer and his wife, Catharina Behaghel, against a sumptuous background. As Grand Almoner of Antwerp, Le Witer was responsible for collecting charitable gifts for prisoners. On the table is a reference to this function, an offering plate with the inscription ‘[A]lemos[e] 1623’, the year in which Le Witer took up this office.

On display in room 2.4

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