A similar painting by van der Lamen was sold at the on 24th March 1999 in the Dorotheum (lot 164). This too depicts an artist in his studio and also uses some of the same objects on the table. It is just possible that our painting is a self portrait. It is believed that van der Lamen worked in the studio of Frans Francken II and the subject matter of the painting on the Artist's easel is reminiscent of his master's work.
Private Collection, Italy