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Portrait of a Lady

Jacob Jordaens (Flemish, 1593-1678)


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.

Object Information

artist
Jacob Jordaens (Flemish, 1593-1678)
creation date
late 1640s
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
48-1/8 x 35-1/8 in.
accession number
56.73
credit line
Martha Delzell Memorial Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800
colors