Maritge Claesdr Voogt

Also written as Maritge Voogt Claesdr

Claesdr is an abbreviation of Claes' dochter and means Claes' daughter. The abbreviation is however pronounced in full. Listen here

Maritge was the wife of Pieter Jacobsz Olycan (Jacobsz stands for Jacob's zoon). The middle name's sz is always pronounced in full. Listen here

There is little known about Maritge. She came from a wealthy family of beer brewers. She was 62 years old when she was painted for this portrait. The inscription on the paintings states: Ătat suĂ 62, 'her age is 62'.