Dirck Santvoort

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady by Dirck Santvoort

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Dirck Santvoort was a prolific portrait artist who predominantly painted for burgher (middle-class) families in Amsterdam. While we do not know who this portrait depicts, this is almost certainly a betrothal portrait, for the pose draws attention to the wedding ring on the unknown lady's finger. The inscription, which reads "Acta Sua. 27" indicates that she was 27 years old at the time of painting. Santvoort studied under prominent portrait painter Nicolaes Eliaszoon Pickenoy and was in the same circle as Rembrandt. The influence of both painters is evident in the detailing of the woman's clothes and in the transitions between light and shade.

Title
Portrait of a Lady
Artist/creator
Production date
1637
Medium
oil on panel
Dimensions
1213 x 895 mm
Inscription
dd Santvoort fe. / 1637. Acta Sua. 27.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr P A N Nathan, 1963
Accession no
1963/18
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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