Mar 6, 2014
Mar 6, 2014
Mar 6, 2014
Mar 6, 2014
Sep 10, 2015

A European Couple

A European Couple

c. 1610–27

attributed to Ali Riza, the "Bodleian Painter"


Gum tempera and gold on paper

Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.285



This painting of a European couple seems to be based on close observation and a desire to record the appearance of foreigners. The artist has accurately depicted the 17th-century European clothing in great detail, particularly in the collar ruffs, linen cuffs, and ornate jewelry worn by both figures.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email [email protected].

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.