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Portrait of Cornelia van Wesel

Portrait of Cornelia van Wesel

Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp (in 1639)

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The person in this 1639 portrait is the 64-year-old widow Cornelia van Wesel of Dordrecht. Her husband had had himself painted by another artist, and after his death she must have felt that she deserved a companion piece to herself. The idea that anyone with money could commission their portrait was new at the time. It was about keeping one’s memory alive.

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Title Portrait of Cornelia van Wesel
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 58.5 cm
Height 70 cm
Artists Schilder: Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp
Accession number 1140 (OK)
Credits Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: M.C.C. Hussem-Verburg 1901
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1901
Age artist About 45 years old
Research Alma
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp

Dordrecht 1594 - Dordrecht 1652

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