A Portrait of a Woman

A work made of black and red chalk on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black and red chalk on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1650

Artist:

Jan de Bray
Dutch, c. 1627-1697

About this artwork

Jan de Bray used finely pointed red and black chalk in alternation to describe the facial features of these middle-aged residents of the city of Haarlem. He also captured the distinctive features of their clothing, such as buttons, pleats, seams, and the stiffly pressed lace of their elaborate collars.

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Artist

Jan de Bray

Title

A Portrait of a Woman

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1650

Medium

Black and red chalk on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, center right, in black chalk: "AETAT: 56/Ao 1650"; inscribed verso, upper center in graphite: "45"; lower center, in graphite: "54/4 dBray f"

Dimensions

164 x 128 mm

Credit Line

Margaret Day Blake Fund

Reference Number

2015.209

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