Portrait of a Lady

Jacob Jordaens (Flemish, 1593-1678)

Currently on View in H215
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Following the death of Peter Paul Rubens in 1640 and Anthony van Dyck in 1641, Jacob Jordaens became Antwerp's leading painter. In this, a typical late portrait by Jordaens, he has endowed the anonymous sitter with a serene, monumental presence and surrounded her with signs of wealth. The presence of a parrot, a common symbol of matrimony in Flemish portraiture, suggests that this work was originally paired with a portrait of the woman's husband.

Provenance research is on-going at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Please contact Annette Schlagenhauff, Curator of European Art, at aschlagenhauff@discovernewfields.org if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.

Object Information

Jacob Jordaens (Flemish, 1593-1678)
creation date
late 1640s
oil on canvas
48-1/8 x 35-1/8 in.
approximately 60 x 47 x 3 in. (framed)
accession number
credit line
Martha Delzell Memorial Fund
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

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