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According to tradition this is the portrait of Schieppeja van Everdingen. It is in fact Scipio, the youngest brother of Caesar van Everdingen, who is often named as the painter of this work. In view of the date of 1625 – Caesar was only eight years old at the time – this is impossible. Who the painter actually was remains unknown.
In 1657, the year Caesar van Everdingen portrayed Alkmaar’s New Civic Guard, he also worked on a group portrait of the Old Civic Guard. The fourteen men pose proudly in their bright blue and orange sashes on a platform at the end of a room. It is tempting to think that it is the interior of the Oude Doelen, the building where they held their meetings. This cannot be confirmed, however, because that building no longer exists. The painted room actually looks like the room in the Alkmaar Waag where Van Everdingen worked on his huge civic guard paintings.
Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar acquired a remarkable view of its city by Salomon van Ruysdael.