portrait of a lady c1618 studio or circle of cornelis van der voort

Portrait of a Lady c.1618; Studio or Circle of Cornelis van der Voort.


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Oil on panel.
An exceptional portrait of high quality of a lady in a white ruff, lace headdress and a many-linked gold chain. Painted c.1618 this is typical of van der Voort's depictions of the incredibly rich merchants and burghers in the Netherlands at this time.
This was the Golden Age of Dutch portrait painting and van der Voort was to the fore.
CORNELIS VAN DER VOORT (1576-1624) was born in Antwerp but moved to Amsterdam with his parents about 1585. "He was a great innovator in portraiture. To a large extent he single-handedly laid the foundations for the development of portraiture for the rest of the seventeenth century." (Dutch Portraits: The Age of Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Published by the National Gallery).
His work was in great demand and held in high esteem. In 1619 Van der Voort was the head of the Guild of St. Luke. He had a strong influence on the early portraits of Rembrandt, as well as the work of Nicolaes Eliasz. Pickenoy and Thomas de Keyser. His own students included David Bailly, who copied his paintings, Pieter Luyx, Dirk Harmensz. and probably Pieter Codde.
He died in Amsterdam and was buried on 2 November 1624.
SIZE: 35.5 x 29 x 2.25 inches including the frame.
PROVENANCE: From the Collection of a Deceased Buckinghamshire Gentleman.
Internal Ref: 9168


Height = 90 cm (36")
Width = 74 cm (29")
Depth = 5.5 cm (2")

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