The 17th century was a golden age for the Netherlands. The Dutch were one of the nations dominating the high seas, trading and building colonies all-around the world. It was a good period for art, Rembrandt (1606-1669) and Vermeer (1632-1675) lived during this time.
Here are a couple of guys from this Golden Age.
First photo: Pieter Hasselaer by Cornelius van der Voort (1611).
Second photo: The Governors of the Walloon Orphanage by Bartholomeus van der Helst (1637).
Third Photo: Pieter Dirksz Hasselaer by Workshop Cornelius van der Voort (ca. 1615).