Book art - Jan de Bray

The artist, Jan de Bray (1627-1697) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. This 1663 painting of his has a curious story attached. The man in the painting, Abraham Casteleyn, was a printer from Haarlem in 1656-1680. He was the founder of the newspaper Haerlemse Courant, one of the oldest newspapers in the world still in existence. Casteleyn started his newspaper in 1656. Over the years of its continuous operation, it went through several name and format changes, switched owners and undergone mergers. It is currently published as Haarlems Dagblad.  

In the painting, Abraham Casteleyn is depicted with his young wife, Margarieta.