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Portrait of a Young Woman

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

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1562

Artist:

Joachim Beuckelaer
Netherlandish, c. 1535-c. 1574

About this artwork

Although the identity of this woman is unknown, the inscription near her head notes her age, 24, and the silver chain at her waist and the leather gloves in her hand indicate that she was of high social status. In the mid-16th century, many members of Antwerp’s newly wealthy merchant class commissioned half-length, small-scale likenesses such as this one to commemorate their prosperity and standing. This rare portrait by Joachim Beuckelaer shows the same attention to sartorial details he displayed in the market scenes for which he is better known.

Status

On View, Gallery 207

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Joachim Beuckelaer

Title

Portrait of a Young Woman

Origin

Flanders

Date

1562

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed upper right: .1562./ AETATIS / . SVE 24

Dimensions

16 3/4 × 12 3/4 in. (42.5 × 32.3 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. George B. Young in memory of her husband; estate of Arma S. Wyler; Alexander A. McKay, Arma S. Wyler and European Painting Purchase funds

Reference Number

1989.100

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