This is probably the marriage portrait of Isaac Abrahamsz Massa and Beatrix van der Laen, c. 1622. The Haarlem merchant Isaac Massa (1586-1643) and Beatrix van der Laen (1592-1639), the daughter of a former burgomaster, had their portraits painted on the occasion of their marriage, 25 April 1622. Her wedding-ring, worn on the right index finger, according to the custom of the day, is prominently displayed. Frans Hals has incorporated various symbols of love into the painting. For example, the spear thistle on the left is also known as 'man's fidelity'. The ivy at the bride's feet also signifies faithfulness: the woman clings to her husband just as ivy clings to a wall. The vine twisting itself around the tree has a similar connotation.