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Portrait of a 40-year-old Woman

Portrait of a 40-year-old Woman

Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp (in 1644)

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This portrait of an unknown woman by Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp has, as its pendant, the ‘Portrait of a 66-year-old officer’ by the same painter. The portraits form a whole as it were and together show the married couple. According to the inscription: 'Aetatis 40 JG Cuijp. fecit Ano 1644’, the woman was 40 years old in 1644, the year in which Cuyp painted the portrait. The oval shape of the portraits is unusual for Cuyp. Possibly the shape was dictated by the commission to allow the paintings to match those of older portraits.

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Title Portrait of a 40-year-old Woman
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 67,5 cm
Height 82,5 cm
Artists Schilder: Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp
Accession number 1138 (OK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1866
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1866
Creation date in 1644
Age artist About 50 years old
Research Alma
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp

Dordrecht 1594 - Dordrecht 1652

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