(Dutch, c. 1585–1657)
Oil on wood
Framed: 77 x 67 x 7 cm (30 5/16 x 26 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.); Unframed: 41.8 x 32 cm (16 7/16 x 12 5/8 in.)
Bequest of Dr. Paul J. Vignos, Jr. 2011.47
The wooden box on the floor would have held a dish of glowing coals: an early space heater!
The unidentified sitter wears rich black fabric and a brown fur stole, a sheer white linen cap covers her head, an elaborate starched ruff rings her neck, her sleeves finish in punto in aria lace, and a prominent gold ring with a jewel appears on her right hand. The composition, weighted heavily to the right, implies a pendant portrait, yet to identified, probably depicting her husband.
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