Gerrit Braamcamp was a successful Roman Catholic distiller, timber merchant and art collector from the Netherlands. One of the most important merchants in Amsterdam, he built a timber yard and shipyard at one end of the Hoogte Kadijk, opposite the Dutch East India Company's own shipyard.
Over thirty years he created a major collection of Dutch and Flemish art, totally around 380 works, though only a few of these are now in Dutch museums. He owned no fewer than ten works by Metsu. He was friends with the poet Jan Baptista Wellekens and the painters Jacob de Wit, Cornelis Troost, Jan ten Compe, Jacob Xavery and Georges-François Blondel.