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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 Error: 58,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Height 70 cm
Artists Painter: Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp
Accession number 1140 (OK)
Credits From the estate of M.C.C. Hussem-Verburg, 1901
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1901
Creation date in 1639
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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