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Portrait of a Young Woman

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1690

Artist:

Aert de Gelder
Dutch, 1645-1727

About this artwork

This young woman’s direct gaze and parted lips lend her a sense of lively presence, as does her right hand venturing subtly into the viewer’s space. This painting has the appearance of a portrait, but the fanciful costume and casual pose suggest that it could be a character study. Such works, which were pioneered by Rembrandt van Rijn and taken up by his pupils, were sold on the open market at significantly lower prices than commissioned portraits. One of Rembrandt’s last students around 1660, Aert de Gelder continued to use his teacher’s techniques to achieve richly textured surfaces and psychological depth into the 18th century, well after Rembrandt’s popularity had faded.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Aert de Gelder

Title

Portrait of a Young Woman

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1685–1695

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

66.9 × 53.3 cm (26 5/16 × 21 in.)

Credit Line

Wirt D. Walker Fund

Reference Number

1932.1175

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