Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady

JOHANNES VOLLEVENS Also known as JAN VOLLEVENS (worked c.1664-1728)

Portrait of a Lady

1693 Netherlands

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This portrait is an excellent example of the Dutch Baroque portrait. Beautifully composed, the sitter is half length, in an arcadian landscape. The painting abounds with ingenious flourishes and demonstrations of the painter's skill. A remarkable care is exercised, for example, in the painting of the sitter's hands, the white lace, and the treatment of the utterly sumptuous crimson drapery.

Seated and resting one arm on a plinth, a terrace with a classical earn has been prominently placed in the composition, and the sitter’s vast estate is visible in the background. These elements blatantly emphasise the fact that this is an individual of wealth and privelege. The sitter’s sumptuous dress is of the finest material and the entire costume is embellished with diamond jewellery and the accessory par excellence – pearls – which no self respecting prosperous lady would go without. The light complexion and the long hands and fingers were an idealisation of female beauty at the time.

Another portrait by the artist, also dated 1693, contains the same costume and its tricolour combination (white, crimson and gold). The reuse of props, pose, costume or other elements was not uncommon when artists found success with them. The portrait has been signed and dated 'Jan. Vollevens / fet 1693' and is presented in an outstanding 17th 18th century carved and gesso gilt frame.
External Height 141.00 cm (55.51 inches)
External Width 118.00 cm (46.46 inches)
Oil on canvas.
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