Circle of Adriaen Van der Linde. Portrait of a Young Girl with Dog
Circle of Adriaen Van der Linde. Portrait of a Young Girl with Dog

Circle of Adriaen Van der Linde. Portrait of a Young Girl with Dog

1610 North Holland

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Circle of Adriaen Van der Linde (Brugge c.1560 - 1609 Bolsward) Portrait of a girl aged 2, full length, wearing a black dress with lace ruff and cuffs, a coral necklace and bonnet, holding a posy, her pet dog at her side. Dated 1610. Inscribed 'Aetatis Suis 2 (upper left) and with the family`s coat of arms and date 'Anno 1610' (upper right).

Oil on oak panel

Adriaen Van der Linde was a leading portrait painter of children in the Friesland area of North Holland around the prosperous seaports of Groningen and Leeuwarden. The early 17th century in Holland saw rapid economic growth and a surge in the wealth of the middle classes who were keen to demonstrate this through commissioning portraits of their family. Children were often shown in opulent dress (black silk was one of the most expensive fabrics at the time) and wearing expensive coral jewellery as symbols of parental pride and wealth. Children from wealthy families were given coral necklaces as it was believed that coral protected them from illness and evil spirits and it was often given to babies for teething. The pet dog is another display of wealth and status as ownership was limited to the upper classes and its miniature size through relative scale is also used to highlight the young age of the sitter.
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Anouska Hempel private collection
With Lane Fine Art, London
William Secord 'Dog Painting-a history of the dog in art'. 1992
Sir Roy Strong 'The British Portrait 1660 - 1960' Introduction 'The British Obsession'. 1991
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Oil on oak panel
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