Oil/canvas, 65 x 53,5 cm, lo. ri. indistinctly sign. a. dat. 1644, slightly. rest., relined. - History a. portrait painter, begann his training assumedly in the workshop of J. Cuyp, thereafter he worked in the workshop of Rembrandt whose style became distinctive for B., he was among the most successful painters of his time a. received unusually many public commissions, after marrying rich he gave up painting nearly completely. - Mus.: Paris (Louvre), Amsterdam (Rijksmus.), London (Nat. Gall.), Rotterdam (Mus. Boymans-van Beuningen), St. Petersburg (Eremitage), Dresden (Gal. Alte Meister) a. others. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.