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Portrait of a Young Girl

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

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  • A work made of oil on panel.




Attributed to Pieter Dubordieu
Dutch, 1609/10–after 1678

About this artwork

This hauntingly simple and direct portrait of a young girl has been attributed to Pieter Dubordieu, a portrait painter who worked in Leiden, but was born in the French-speaking part of the ancient province of Flanders. The attribution to him is based on a comparison to two slightly later signed-and-dated portraits of women in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, that share the same direct, solemn gaze, crisp silhouetting of the figure, and strong pattern of light and dark.


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Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Pieter Dubordieu


Portrait of a Young Girl


Netherlands (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on panel


58.6 × 49.8 cm (23 1/16 × 19 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Wilson L. Mead Fund

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