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Portrait of a Young Lady

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

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

c. 1620

Artist:

Paulus Moreelse
Dutch, 1571-1638

About this artwork

The youthful subject of this portrait is bedecked in jewelry that features gold, gems, and pearls, much of which would have been imported from the Americas and the South Pacific in the early 17th century. Paulus Moreelse, who worked in Utrecht, specialized in court portraiture. The exceptional richness of this unknown woman’s dress—the intricate openwork of her lace collar and the spectacular oversized brooch—suggests that she was part of the court of the House of Orange-Nassau and thus belonged to the country’s elite.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Paulus Moreelse

Title

Portrait of a Young Lady

Origin

Holland

Date

1615–1625

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

71.5 × 57.4 cm (28 1/8 × 22 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Max and Leola Epstein Collection

Reference Number

1954.292

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