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, enameling, gems, and pearls. Linked medallions emphasize the puffed contour of her sleeves, but most of her jewelry is intended to call attention to the wide neckline of her dress, framed in luxuriant lace. The delicate forms of the pearl necklace, with its jeweled drops, and the showy brooch backed by ribbons complement the openwork of the lace ruff and collar. Paulus Moreelse, who worked in Utrecht in the prosperous Dutch Republic, specialized in portraiture. The exceptional richness of this unknown woman's dress suggests that she was port of the court of the House of Orange-Nassau.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 212

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

Extended information about this artwork

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