Portrait of Henrica van Eck
Portrait of Henrica van Eck
Portrait of Henrica van Eck
Portrait of Henrica van Eck
Portrait of Henrica van Eck
Portrait of Henrica van Eck
Portrait of Henrica van Eck

GERRIT ALBERTS (1663-1757)

Portrait of Henrica van Eck

1686 Netherlands

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Henrica van Eck (1670-1756) has been depicted three-quarter length and standing beside a fountain with a lake in the distance. Her expensive silk dress is indicative of her wealth and she is enveloped in a flowing wrap that is held in a place by a large jewelled brooch clasp. The ensemble includes lace on her cuffs and across her neckline that has been painstakingly detailed and a wonderful example of attention to detail. Henrica was born in Zaltbommel and died in Arnhem on 14th September 1756.

The modelling and handling of the arms and hands is exemplary and the treatment of the drapery and the artist’s mastery of colour explains his appeal to individuals who sought to increase their ‘brand’ through images. This large portrait has been signed GA F (Gerrit Alberts Fecit or “painted”) bottom left.

This portrait was painted in 1686 along with a pendant portrait of her husband, Matthew Lambertus van Eck (1664-1708), to commemorate their marriage. Matthew’s portrait depicts him dressed in a red robe with lace cuffs and lace cravat, standing beside a large classical urn in an outdoor setting. His long wavy hair falls on his shoulders and his left arm is tucked into his robe.
Very good.
Collection of F.W.L. de Beaufort
Dutch Art History Yearbook 1970, p. 86 no. 8 and Fig. 2.
Dimensions
External Height 142.00 cm (55.91 inches)
External Width 116.00 cm (45.67 inches)
External Depth 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
Medium
Oil on canvas
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